Garbage Can of the Sea

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noun - Garbage Can of the Sea is the colloquial term occasionally used on a channel crossing or a marathon swim by an experienced support crew for the type of fish with a cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body with a tough usually dull gray skin, commonly known as a shark. Sharks are typically active predators that fascinating and frightening, found in all seas, ranging in size from 17 cm to 12 meters, with a few species sometimes dangerous to humans.

The support crew saw the fish near the swimmer, but did not point to it in order to avoid scaring the swimmer.

[edit] Synonyms

Shark, The Man in the Gray Suit, Mack, Old Toothy, Fish, The Landlord

[edit] Origin

Some scholars believe shark is derived from the German title schurke, meaning villain.

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