crablike


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crablike

(ˈkræbˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a crab, esp in movement
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At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab's cerebral portion.
Such quasi-muscles abounded in the crablike handling-machine which, on my first peeping out of the slit, I watched un- packing the cylinder.
The Lotu, or the Worship, was progressing slowly, and, often, in crablike fashion.
He came third in the world ugly dog competition in California for his cataract in one eye and his crablike walk.
onrush known as history, and a shy crablike sideways movement.
But the five well-filled pasta parcels - cooked al dente to leave a slight degree of texture rather than being overboiled - were packed with meat so fresh and rich it was almost crablike, which paired neatly with the subtle sauce that had notes of tomato and mascarpone.
They have a crablike appearance, six legs, and a wide body.
Hippocrates was among the first scientists to describe the different forms of tumours and called them "cancer" that described the crablike shape of the tumour invading normal tissue.
As such, Newcastle's attack was crablike, ponderously shifting from side to side before being pushed back by the current of Gloucester bodies.
Observations of the reproductive cycles and ecology of the common Brachyura and crablike Anomura of Puget Sound, Washington.
crablike out the door with only tens and ones--the event is done.