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scad 1

n. pl. scad or scads
Any of several carangid fishes chiefly of the genus Decapterus, especially D. punctatus of the western Atlantic.

[Origin unknown.]

scad 2

n. Informal
often scads A large number or amount: Scads of people are in the hall.

[Origin unknown.]
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n, pl scad or scads
(Animals) any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel
[C17: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish skädde flounder]
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n. Usu., scads.
a great number or quantity.
[1855–60, Amer.; of obscure orig.; compare British dial. scal(d) a great quantity]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidaescad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
saurel, Trachurus trachurus, horse mackerel - large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
bigeye scad, big-eyed scad, goggle-eye, Selar crumenophthalmus - of Atlantic coastal waters; commonly used for bait
Decapterus macarellus, mackerel scad, mackerel shad - small silvery fish; Nova Scotia to Brazil
cigarfish, Decapterus punctatus, quiaquia, round scad - small fusiform fish of western Atlantic
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Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, slew, wad, zillion.
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"'Then I'll have to trouble you for a few scad until--'
The monthly publication released by SCAD provides an analysis of the emirate's CPI with the base year being 2014.
The value of agricultural and food commodities traded by Abu Dhabi in 2018 amounted to Dh17 billion, representing around 21.2 per cent of the national total in this product category, stated SCAD in its report.
Scad compiles the CCI by ascertaining the values of 10 main groups within its basket with a base year of 2013.
Two pathogenic mechanisms of SCAD have been described: (i) the intimal tear hypothesis, whereby an interruption in the intimalluminal interface forms an entry point for intramural haematoma accumulation inside the false lumen, leading to separation of the arterial wall; and (ii) the medial haemorrhage hypothesis that postulates that bleeding into the arterial wall due to spontaneous rupture of the vasovasorum is the primary pathogenic mechanism.
The DA allowed the importation and sale of round scad in wet markets last year after the inflation rate in August 2018 surged to a nine-year high of 6.4 percent.
Authorities seized the round scad from freezers inside 70 container vans at the Navotas Fish Port after the fish tested positive for formalin.
The emirate trade in aluminium doubled in 2017, surging to Dh5.4 billion according to Scad statistics, with the merger of the two flagship state aluminum firms, Emirates Aluminium (Emal) and Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), making the new firm the world"s fifth largest producer of the metal, stated the report.
(Maybe if there is no round scad, why not eat tilapia?
SCAD occurs when the lining of an artery supplying blood to the heart tears away from the artery's outer layer.
SCAD's analysis ofthe prices of the 21 main groups of building materials also that both electrical wires for apartments (up 23.9%) and wires for small buildings (up 16.2%) also saw price increases.