sharp-nosed


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sharp-nosed

(shärp′nōzd′)
adj.
1. Having a thin pointed nose or snout.
2. Having a keen sense of smell.
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Adj.1.sharp-nosed - having a sharply pointed nose
nosed - having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
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"Well, you know," said the sharp-nosed man they called Jackdaw in a squeaky and unsteady voice, raising himself at the other side of the fire, "a plump man gets thin, but for a thin one it's death.
Sim, as he was called in the locksmith's family, or Mr Simon Tappertit, as he called himself, and required all men to style him out of doors, on holidays, and Sundays out,--was an old-fashioned, thin-faced, sleek-haired, sharp-nosed, small-eyed little fellow, very little more than five feet high, and thoroughly convinced in his own mind that he was above the middle size; rather tall, in fact, than otherwise.
'Bless my soul, how remarkable--I am going outside, too,' said the red-haired man; 'we are positively going together.' And the red-haired man, who was an important-looking, sharp-nosed, mysterious-spoken personage, with a bird-like habit of giving his head a jerk every time he said anything, smiled as if he had made one of the strangest discoveries that ever fell to the lot of human wisdom.
To prevent the sharp-nosed bullets from hitting primers of the cartridge in front of them in the tubular magazine, the Balle 1898's case had a deep groove around the inside diameter of the rim so the nose of the bullet behind it caught in the groove and was thus prevented from resting against the primer.
I learned about deciphering clues from a sharp-nosed sleuth called Kitty, whose real name, I discovered on finding out about my Canadian daughter's reading habits thirty years later, was Nancy Drew.
Politics is mostly about perception given in manageable doses snowballing with a vengeance: obvious to the sharp-nosed polls-watchers.
This, based on a report by the sharp-nosed fight chronicler Nick Giongco who said Marquez has put on "tons of muscles."
Site 1 Site 3 Species Abundance Abundance Average Dissimilarity Bedrock, smooth 4.00 0.00 4.19 Urchins 49.00 29.00 3.38 Cobble 0.00 2.00 2.96 Boulders 1.00 5.00 2.59 Bedrock, crevices 1.00 0.00 2.10 Pycnopodia 1.00 4.00 2.10 Sharp-nosed crab 0.00 1.00 2.10 Desmarestia 0.00 1.00 2.10 Articulated corallines 0.00 1.00 2.10 Species Contributing % Cumulative % Bedrock, smooth 16.22 16.22 Urchins 13.10 29.32 Cobble 11.47 40.78 Boulders 10.02 50.81 Bedrock, crevices 8.11 58.92 Pycnopodia 8.11 67.03 Sharp-nosed crab 8.11 75.14 Desmarestia 8.11 83.25 Articulated corallines 8.11 91.36 Each variable is given a dissimilarity rating between sites, and the contributing percent indicates how much each variable contributes to the overall dissimilarity between sites.
The haul of plants was found after a sharp-nosed officer became aware of a pungent smell coming from a large house in Beach Road, South Shields.
When it comes to cats--mountain lion, lynx or bobcat--there's really no other regular path to success than enlisting the trailing abilities of sharp-nosed hounds.