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 for bluntnosed shiner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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?    --Foote.
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     (c) (Zool.) 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) (Zool.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.
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     Blunt-nosed shiner (Zool.), the silver moonfish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moonfish \Moon"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) An American marine fish ({Vomer setipennis); -- called
         also bluntnosed shiner, horsefish, and sunfish.
     (b) A broad, thin, silvery marine fish ({Selene vomer); --
         called also lookdown, and silver moonfish.
     (c) The mola. See Sunfish, 1.
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