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fish: see rayray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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skate

[skāt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various batoid elasmobranchs in the family Rajidae which have flat bodies with winglike pectoral fins and a slender tail with two small dorsal fins.

skate

1
2. the steel blade or runner of an ice skate
3. such a blade fitted with straps for fastening to a shoe
4. a current collector on an electric railway train that collects its current from a third rail

skate

2
any large ray of the family Rajidae, of temperate and tropical seas, having flat pectoral fins continuous with the head, two dorsal fins, a short spineless tail, and a long snout
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Usually someone wants to go skate around town; it's good to have a group like that.
When it was couples time on the ice, you had to skate around and find a girl if you wanted to stay on the ice,'' he said.
Now, instead of being given missions at the beginning of each two-minute run, you can skate around to your heart's content and approach characters who will then assign goals.
My dad used to kind of skate around when I was younger.
The idea is to skate around various levels performing tricks and stunts and there is plenty of variety.
People on the street said the woman used to in-line skate around the neighborhood and go out with neighbors to a local hamburger restaurant.
The rink is expected to open for public skating sessions by mid-December, giving Pittsburghers and visitors their first chance to skate around the magnificent 60-foot Christmas tree that now covers the rose granite obelisk at PPG Place.
Yzerman kissed it and then was allowed by his teammates to skate around the ice alone in what was the most awaited moment for hockey fans here since 1955.
Two teams consisting of six men and six women skate around an oval rink and battle it out for the lead position.
I'd skate down this big hill and then I'd go down there, do what I wanted to do, and skate around.