sharp englannista suomeksi
kova, kipakka, rivakka
(RQ:Jefferies Amateur Poacher)
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Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol (m) after the name of the note).
Higher in pitch than required.
Sudden and intense.
- She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact.
Illegal or dishonest.
Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interests; shrewd.
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1900, (w), ''(w)'', Chapter I,
- The street down which Warwick had come intersected Front Street at a sharp angle in front of the old hotel, forming a sort of flatiron block at the junction, known as Liberty Point
Steep; precipitous; abrupt.
Said of as extreme a value as possible.
1963, Max Euwe, ''Chess Master Vs. Chess Amateur'' (page xviii)
- Time and time again, the amateur player has lost the opportunity to make the really best move because he felt bound to follow some chess "rule" he had learned, rather than to make the sharp move which was indicated by the position.
1975, Luděk Pachman, ''Decisive Games in Chess History'' (page 64)
- In such situations most chess players choose the obvious and logical way: they go in for sharp play. However, not everyone is a natural attacking player(..)
Piercing; keen; severe; painful.
*(RQ:Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet)
Eager or keen in pursuit; impatient for gratification.
Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty.
*1782, (w), ''Cecilia'', II.iii.1:
- “Why this last week we ha'n't had nothing at all but some dry musty red herrings; so you may think, Miss, we're kept pretty sharp!”
To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
1853, (w), ''Sohrab and Rustum''
- The iron plates rang sharp, but turn'd the spear
(RQ:Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida)
In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.
A note that is sharp in a particular key.
The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
Something that is sharp.
c. 1700 (w), ''On Duelling''
- If butchers had but the manners to go to sharps, gentlemen would be contented with a rubber at cuffs.
A hypodermic syringe.
A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.
A sharp tool or weapon.
(RQ:Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado)
This usage is often classified as variant spelling of ''shark'', and unrelated to the 'pointed' or 'cutting' meanings of ''sharp''.
Part of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
(RQ:Kingsley Chalk Stream Studie)
- here are good fish to be picked out of sharps and stop-holes into the water-tables
*1954, (w), ''Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead'', Dorothy 2010, p. 21:
- While he worked he talked to his ducks, who were waddling about hopefully, as it was almost time for the red bucket to be filled with sharps and potato-peelings.
A sharpie (gloss).
To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.