oyster crab

Definitions

  • Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc
    Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oyster crab tiny soft-bodied crab living within the mantle cavity of oysters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oyster crab (Zoöl) a small crab (Pinnotheres ostreum) which lives as a commensal in the gill cavity of the oyster.
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Usage

In literature:

The lobster-trees appeared the richest, but the crab and oysters were the tallest.
"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe
Oysters, clams, crabs, mussels, frogs, and common fish are found in abundance in many places, and help out with table expenses.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
I would rather trust officers of the navy than people who catch crabs and oysters.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
In and about the harbour we find numerous vendors of oysters and crabs, which they bring fresh from the sea.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Fishing from the sea yielded herrings, sturgeon, porpoise, oysters, crabs, and other fish.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
For lobster Newburg may be soft-shell crabs or oyster pate, or other fish.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Both native and cultivated oysters are largely marketed, as are also clams, crabs, shrimp and fish.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
C. Crab, Esq., of Oyster Bay.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
Opechanchanough, brother of Wahunsunakuk, The Powhatan, had sent to Werowocomoco a boat full of the finest deep sea oysters and crabs.
"The Princess Pocahontas" by Virginia Watson
The rivers are full of fish, oysters, and crabs in abundance.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

And the crab felt crabedder yet no doubt,
Because the oyster would n't shell out.
The sculpin would sculp, but had n't a model,
And the coddlefish begged for something to coddle.
"Don't You See?" by Katharine Lee Bates

In news:

If you would like some fresh blue crabs of oysters contact Mark at.
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.
I grew up not far from Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the South begins, feasting on crabs and oysters from the Chesapeake Bay estuaries.
Giant King Crab, Fresh Oysters, Hand-Infused Cocktails… WATERMARK GRILL.
At the Surf City Crab Company people are standing in line to get their hands on the first fresh oysters of the season.
Oysters and crabs are on the agenda for researchers meeting this week to discuss sustainable fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay .
The affected shellfish are bivalve mollusks including oysters and clams , but not crabs or fin fish.
Crabs use oyster reefs along the coast for food and for protection.
Steak houses typically offer a predictable lineup of appetizers, including crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and oysters on the half shell.
Guests were served oyster shooters, shrimp en brochette , corn and crab soup, meat pies, beef tenderloin, turkey, jambalaya, fried catfish, boiled shrimp, Alaskan salmon, cheeses and salads.
Crab, shrimp and oysters provide the backbone for this seafood gumbo .
I learned my gumbo techniques from a trapper's wife, but I use oysters and crab.
Stir in the remaining filé powder and add the crab, oysters and their liquor.
Owner Loren Hoffmann recommends their mussels, shrimp, salmon, calamari, crab cakes and oysters.
South Street Original Crab Shack, Smokehouse And Treehouse Oyster Bar .
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