There is a smart shower at 5 P.M., and in the midst of it a hummingbird is busy about the flowers in the garden, unmindful of it, though you would think that each drop that struck him would be a serious accident.
Sharp is used after a letter representing a musical note to show that the note should be played or sung half a tone higher. Sharp is often represented by the symbol ÂÃ². A solitary viola plucks a lonely, soft F sharp. Â¡Ã™ flat see also razor-sharp. American biologist who shared a 1993 Nobel prize in medicine for discovering that some genes are not continuous but instead contain sequences, known as introns, that do not function as codes for the formation of a protein
If someone says something in a sharp way, they say it suddenly and rather firmly or angrily, for example because they are warning or criticizing you. That ruling had drawn sharp criticism from civil rights groups. + sharply sharp·ly `You've known,' she said sharply, `and you didn't tell me?'
A sharp difference, image, or sound is very easy to see, hear, or distinguish. Many people make a sharp distinction between humans and other animals We heard a voice sing out in a clear, sharp tone. + sharply sharp·ly Opinions on this are sharply divided
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features
Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash
A sharp bend or turn is one that changes direction suddenly. I was approaching a fairly sharp bend that swept downhill to the left. = tight Sharp is also an adverb. Do not cross the bridge but turn sharp left to go down on to the towpath. + sharply sharp·ly Room number nine was at the far end of the corridor where it turned sharply to the right
So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp
Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment
Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer
Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen
SZAB - Sharp Zaurus Application Builder is a C/C++ compiler and programming platform for the Zaurus Look around here for information and for a Zaurus Version of the Metrowerks Code Warrior C compiler In addition, check Noz's page and Ogasawara's page for some instructions and tools in Japanese
disapproval You can use sharp practice to refer to an action or a way of behaving, especially in business or professional matters, that you think is clever but dishonest. He accused some solicitors of sharp practice
disapproval If you say that someone has a sharp tongue, you are critical of the fact that they say things which are unkind though often clever. Despite her sharp tongue, she inspires loyalty from her friends
disapproval If you describe someone as sharp-tongued, you being critical of them for speaking in a way which is unkind though often clever. Julia was a very tough, sharp-tongued woman. saying things in a disapproving or unfriendly way which often upsets people
the main character in the book Vanity Fair (1847-48) by William Thackeray. She is a clever, attractive, and ambitious young woman (=someone who wants very much to become rich and successful) , who treats people cruelly and unfairly to get what she wants
Discarded sharps used in animals, human patient care, medical research or clinical and pharmaceutical laboratories (e g , hypodermic, intravenous and other medical needles; hypodermic and intravenous syringes; pasteur pipettes; scalpel blades; blood vials and broken or unbroken glassware in contact with infectious agents, including slides and cover slips)
Instruments, tools or items that have rigid, acute edges, protuberances or corners capable of cutting, piercing, ripping or puncturing such as syringes, blades and broken glass Items that have the potential for shattering or breaking are also considered sharps
Hypodermic needles, syringes (with or without the attached needle), Pasteur pipettes, scalpel blades, blood vials, needles with attached tubing, and culture dishes used in animal or human patient care or treatment, or in medical, research or industrial laboratories Also included are other types of broken or unbroken glassware that were in contact with infectious agents, such as used slides and cover slips, and unused hypodermic and suture needles, syringes, and scalpel blades
Used and unused hypodermic needles, used and unused suture needles, used and unused syringes (with or without attached needles), used and unused scalpel blades, -used Pasteur pipettes, used blood vials, used needles with attached tubing (e g , intravenous kits), used culture dishes, broken and unbroken glassware that were in contact with infectious agents, such as used slides and cover slips, and any kit or item containing any of the above
[ 'shärp ] (adjective.) before 12th century. From Old English scearp, from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz (cf. West Frisian skerp, Dutch scherp, German scharf), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerb(h) (cf. Irish cearb 'keen; cutting', Latin acerbus 'tart, bitter', Tocharian B kärpye 'rough', Latvian skârbs 'sharp, rough', Russian shcherba 'notch', Albanian tharbët 'sour'), from *(s)ker- 'to cut'. More at shear.
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