In American English the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.

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Tibetan Empire - Reign of Tridu Songtsän (677-704)
... powerful mother Thrimalö on the one hand and the influential Gar (Mgar) clan on the other hand ... In 685 the minister Gar Tännyädombu (Mgar Bstan-snyas-ldom-bu) died and his brother, Gar Thridringtsändrö (Mgar Khri-‘bring-btsan brod) was appointed to replace him ... Gar Thridringtsändrö defeated the Chinese in battle in 696, and sued for peace ...
La Garçonne
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Shortnose Gar - Diet and Habits
... Shortnose gar are efficient, fierce ambush predators ... mainly on whatever fish are available, shortnose gar eat more invertebrates than any other gar and have even been found to exhibit territorial defense behaviors around favorable ...
Gar - Significance To Humans
... Gar flesh is edible, and sometimes available in markets, but unlike the sturgeon that they resemble, their eggs are highly toxic to humans ... The hard skin and scales of the gar were used by humans ... Native Americans used the scales of the gar as arrowheads, native Caribbeans used the skin for breastplates, and early American pioneers covered their ...
Shortnose Gar
... The Shortnose Gar (Lepisosteus platostomus) is a primitive freshwater fish of the family Lepisosteidae ... Shortnose gar have a prehistoric looking appearance ... Like many other "lie-in-wait" predators, gars have an elongated, torpedo-like body with an elongated head containing one row of sharp, conical teeth ...

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    ‘O fy gar ride, and fy gar rin,
    And haste ye find these traitors again;
    For she’s be burnt and he’s be slain,
    The wearifu’ gaberlunzie man.’
    Unknown. The Gaberlunzie Man (l. 49–52)