rock lobster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rock lobster large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
    • n rock lobster warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock lobster (Zoöl) any one of several species of large spinose lobsters of the genera Panulirus and Palinurus. They have no large claws. Called also spiny lobster, and sea crayfish.
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Usage

In literature:

They caught lobsters in the rock pools, and speared or clubbed seals and great walruses for their flesh and oil.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
Next they are smit with wonder at the black shells of a wagon-load of live lobsters packed in rock-weed for the country-market.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Cunners and lobsters are sometimes caught off bold rocks in a net.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
He cried aloud as the rock vise, like a gigantic lobster claw, squeezed tight.
"The Planetoid of Peril" by Paul Ernst
There were acres and acres of it, swarming with rock-crabs and lobsters and all kinds of fish.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
Neale poked out great lobsters in the crannies of the rocks.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Macneill was there by the rocks, mending a lobster-creel.
"The Best Psychic Stories" by Various
Clawless lobsters are caught amongst the rocks of Corregidor and Mariveles.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
A common method of catching lobsters is to sink a box made of lath to the bottom, where they crawl about on the rocks.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
He will go near all the lobster buoys, and the fish traps, and the rocks uncovered by the tide, and pretend that they are submarines.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
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In poetry:

Thus when the Lobster, lull'd by murm'ring Seas,
Clings to the Rock reclin'd in thoughtless Ease,
Unseen the wily Preke impetuous springs,
And all his branching Arms around the Captive flings.
"Oppian's Halieuticks Part I: Of The Nature of Fishes: In Two Books: Book Two" by William Diaper

In news:

This flavorful recipe is similar to Red Lobster's Rock Island Stuffed Tilapia, a new dish featured during the company's Lobsterfest celebration.
Merkx & Gwynne, Can't Stop Rock Lobster (Part One), 2012.
During the day, lobsters hide out together under rocks and in crevices avoiding predators.
Captain hits rocks, beaches lobster boat to keep from sinking.
Rock Lobster Co.'s lobster roll: Recipe.
Rock Lobster Co. 's lobster roll: Recipe.
Rock out with your lobster out, but be careful not to grab crabs.
Rock Lobster 's Lobster Roll.
This flavorful recipe is similar to Red Lobster 's Rock Island Stuffed Tilapia, a new dish featured during the company's Lobsterfest celebration.
OCTO Waterfront Grille, Clark Maloney's forthcoming reconceptualization of Del Ave's Rock Lobster, has named its top kitchen dog.
Miles, 48, has fished the fertile waters of Redfish Rocks for 35 years, of late in a well-worn former lobster boat from Maine.
' Rock of Ages' review: As edgy as Tommy Lee's tea party, as sexy as ' Rock Lobster'.
Unlike Maine lobsters, which have large meaty claws, rock or "spiny" lobsters contain most of the meat in the tail .
Medium fresh or frozen rock lobster tails (5 ounces each).
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