crab legs

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crab legs legs of especially Alaska king crabs
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Usage

In literature:

Like the Crab, the Thomisus walks sideways; she also has forelegs stronger than her hind-legs.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
He remembered how a duck, over-weighted by a crab, which was fast to her leg, had come on board the boat.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
The one-legged man in the little signal-hut by the road stared out from his security, like a crab from a snail-shell.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
The crab pulled the ropes so tightly that he broke his big legs and died.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
But the king- or horseshoe-crab has still no true jaws, but uses the upper joints of its legs for chewing.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Clocking-hens are much like the crab-catchers which I have described, but the legs are not altogether so long.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Crabs produce their legs, worms produce their heads and tails.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
When resting, crabs tuck their legs beneath them, so as to shelter themselves under the hard covering.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Rock-codlings and flounders appeared the most voracious, and occasionally a skate or long-legged crab came struggling to the surface.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
And the red land-crabs, on their stilt-like legs, crept nearer and nearer.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In news:

Enlarge Dennis Pillion dpillion@al.com Crab legs and crawfish at the 34th annual Destin Seafood Festival on Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
Every week from 6-10pm, invest $55 and enjoy oysters shucked to order, snow crab legs, jumbo prawns, ceviche, Thompson Farms squash, draft beer, house wine or sparkling wine.
Surprisingly, this armored tank of a crab has 10 walking legs, making it more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to crabs.
JUNEAU ­— The Coast Guard says a life jacket kept a 43-year-old man afloat as a crab pot line wrapped around his leg was pulling him down.
Here, the pair learn how to eat crab legs Chinese style with a food safety officer.
King Crab Legs with Chef Gordon.
Here is where the crab legs come in.
This is the sort of place where you roll up your sleeves, put your elbows on the table and get down and dirty with your crawfish or crab legs.
2 pounds Shrimp 5 pounds Crab Legs 1 Lobster Tail 3 -4 Cloves Garlic finely chopped, or to taste 1 tablespoon Parsley chopped, for color Salt, Pepper, Olive oil, to taste.
This Sunday and Monday, May 27-28, both the Belle Meade and Cool Springs outposts of Sperry's are offering all entries (except lobster tails and crab legs) for half price from 5 pm until close.
Springtails, with insects , spiders, crabs and other buglike creatures, make up a joint-legged group known as the arthropods.
King Crab Legs with Chef Gordon.
0Chef Gordon Rader of IHCC shows us how to make King Crab Legs Wednesday on Good Morning Heartland.
Anchorage now has an alternative to greasy fish and chips, dime-a-dozen sushi restaurants and big-ticket items like crab legs.
The naked crab is battered and deep-fried, then cut up into sections, each of which includes some of the juicy body meat and some of the crispy legs or claws.
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