Shiner

Shin"er

(?), n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang]
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Has she the shiners, d' ye think?
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(c) (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes, belonging to Notropis, or Minnilus, and allied genera; as the redfin (Notropis megalops), and the golden shiner (Notemigonus chrysoleucus) of the Eastern United States; also loosely applied to various other silvery fishes, as the dollar fish, or horsefish, menhaden, moonfish, sailor's choice, and the sparada. (d) (Zol.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.
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Blunt-nosed shiner (Zol.), the silver moonfish.
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