• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crab's-eyes the scarlet seeds of an East Indian bead-tree: a concretion of carbonate of lime in the stomach of the cray-fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crabba; Ger. krabbe.


In literature:

I see that your squire's eyes are starting from his head like a trussed crab.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
When the boy's mother opened the paper, it was his own crabbed, uneven writing that met her eye.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Crab's-Eyes prepar'd, and even some of 'em unprepar'd, are in like manner admirable Remedies.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc