Cancer the Crab

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cancer the Crab the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
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Usage

In literature:

The crab, kapiting and katam (cancer), is not equally fine, but exhibits many extraordinary varieties.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Cancer, the Crab, is the least important sign of the Zodiac.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Indeed, I fear you do not know what a zodiac is, or what the meaning of "Cancer the Crab" and "Gemini the Twins" may be.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The constellation Cancer, or the Crab, was represented by the Egyptians under the figure of a scarabaeus.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
CANCER, the crab, indicating the backward interest with which he listens to his wife's plans for the summer.
"The Foolish Almanak" by Anonymous
SOULDER CRAB, the cancer bernardus.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
Don't let it pinch you, darling: isn't cancer the Latin for crab?
"Dodo's Daughter" by E. F. Benson
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In news:

The moon can guide you to Cancer the Crab tonight – if you are patient.
The department cites multiple studies that have shown the crab are highly contaminated with mercury and other cancer causing PCBs.
These mid-April evenings provide you with a golden opportunity to see the Beehive star cluster, the crown jewel of the constellation Cancer the Crab.
The Susan G Komen for the Cure organization is hosting a fundraiser for breast cancer research today at Joe's Crab Shack on the Louisiana Boardwalk.
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