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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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I remembered loving ice skating when I was 17, so I tried roller blading and I was skating around within 20 minutes.
Unaware of this, they begin skating around, waiting for the Lagerheads who are at another arena waiting for them.
We compliment their leadership in recognizing the value and power of the Internet to expand interest in the sport of figure skating around the globe.
Asked if training had worked as a distraction, Kem said: "It's been good, even sometimes if I'm just on there on my own, just skating around, it's good to concentrate on something really, really good.
Men's roller derby is a contact sport involving formation roller skating around an oval track, and has become increasingly popular in the UK over the past few years off -shooting from women's roller derby.
NORTHBRIDGE - If you remember roller skating around the Whitin Community Center gym Saturday nights to such hits from the 1970s and '80s as The Doors' "Riders on the Storm" or Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Knock Three Times," Community Center representatives would like to invite you back for an encore.
The idea of them skating around just seems brilliant, they'll bring all the fun you need to the ice.
The sport sees two teams skating around a track in formation with points scored when one skater overtakes someone on the opposition team.
For all the skating around, neither side created many chances in the first period.
Everybody who grew up skating around here has got a lot of character," Gilbert says.
If we get to that stage again this year, I'd like to see a Frost Transfer Fair set up on the Thames with all the Premier League managers and their unsettled players skating around.
SKATING around on stage all night is guaranteed to work up an appetitie.