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A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.
adj. also hard-shelled (-shĕld′)
1. Having a thick, heavy, or hardened shell.
2. Uncompromising; confirmed.
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Adj.1.hard-shelled - of animals or plants that have a hard shell
shelled - of animals or fruits that have a shell
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The other members of the tribe now took up the bombardment, using such hard-shelled fruits and dead branches as came within their reach, until Sheeta, goaded to frenzy and snapping at the grass rope, finally succeeded in severing its strands.
Previous data collected elsewhere in Europe and Turkey suggested that the great ape's diet evolved from hard-shelled fruits and seeds to leaves, but these findings only contained samples from the early-Middle and Late Miocene, while lack data from the epoch of highest diversity of hominoids in Western Europe.
Their research, published in the journal Animal Cognition, looked at whether chimpanzees socially acquire their natural food preparation skills, known as "extractive foraging" (such as opening hard-shelled fruit) from within their communities.
Few lobster lovers are ever disappointed in winter or spring because all lobsters then are hard-shelled and packed with meat.
The team found that eating hard-shelled prey, such as the trilobites that were ubiquitous at the time, would have fractured the critter's mouth plates, James Hagadorn of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science reported November 1.
That's because sea otters feast on sea urchins, a spiny, hard-shelled animal that eats away at the thick patches of kelp.
GOURD FAIR: Celebrates the uses of hard-shelled gourds.
When creating art with hard-shelled gourds, an artist can use two-dimensional techniques while working three-dimensionally to produce unique designs.
Mechling follows Nancy Chodorow and William Pollack in positing that demands for early rejection of their mothers burden boys with more fragile identities than girls, and he is a fairly hard-shelled Freudian, At the same rime, Mechling offers a nuanced description of cultural reproduction in practice.
The lack of rain and the resulting brackish water in the bay have prompted the large hard-shelled ocean crab to move in, much to the delight of sport fishermen.
DeLano, senior vice president, Powertrain, Body, and Chassis, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA; Northville, MI), referring not to some hard-shelled oval object, but to approximately half of an 18,000-[ft.
By late summer hard-shelled nuts about 2 inches in diameter form inside protective husks.