rock crab

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rock crab crab of eastern coast of North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock crab (Zoöl) any one of several species of large crabs of the genus C, as the two species of the New England coast (Cancer irroratus and Cancer borealis). See Illust. under Cancer.
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Usage

In literature:

When the crabs were all gone he climbed up the rocks and found some more.
"The Scarecrow of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Periwinkles abounded, and crabs were numerous among the crevices of the rocks.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Then I saw that a smaller Crab, with long pincers, was hiding under a rock.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
Along came a Crab, scuttling near the rocks.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
Here, in that morning's walk, I saw three little hermit-crabs, a limpet, and two ninnycocks in a pool of weeds under a bearded rock.
"The Purple Cloud" by M.P. Shiel
The hard, horny carapace of a retreating crab scraped, in the dead silence, against the rock-bowlder on which the skua sat.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
Tom agreed, and Pat having collected a quantity of crabs which he found among the rocks, to serve as bait, they once more embarked.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
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
In silence, like a crab, Gudrun caught a strand of his hair each time he rocked back.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Mate Storms, so far as could be seen, looked like an immense crab at work on the bottom of the pearl bank and along the rough rocks.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
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In news:

In addition, fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across.
Pair it with discounted grouper ceviche, rock shrimp and crab sliders 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach.
Rock out with your lobster out, but be careful not to grab crabs.
Palm Tree Café rocks crab cakes.
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