a shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, of southern Australian waters, having a bronze-coloured back
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Meet The Animal That Inspired The Letter AThere is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the letter A. From its prestigious first place position to its interesting shape, tracing the first letter of the English alphabet uncovers a history that begins with, of all things, an ox. Where does the letter A come from? The letter A is derived from the Phoenician letter aleph —a western Semitic word referring to the aforementioned beast of burden. …
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