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  • I am lower than a crustacean.†   (source)
  • He speared each tiny crustacean on the point of his fork and studied it appreciatively before sucking it off the tines with obscene relish.†   (source)
  • The crowning achievement was my mother's appearance at the Galle Face Dance as a lobster—the outfit bright red and covered with crustaceans and claws which grew out of her shoulder blades and seemed to move of their own accord.†   (source)
  • The rest of the small half-moon beach was covered in a thick layer of broken shells, a jumble of crustacean parts, and crab claws.   (source)
    crustacean = of crabs, lobsters, or other sea animals with hard shells and many legs
  • By the time Georgia let out a squeal and grabbed her fingers, as if to count them, the shark was already back in the middle of the tank, the lobster engulfed in its jaws, the crustacean's white flesh spraying from the shark's wide mouth.†   (source)
  • "Some sharks can process the shells of crustaceans like this, some can't," Georgia said, now dangling the lobster such that its claw was lazily touching the surface.†   (source)
  • X nodded smugly, the argument won, and went back to his meal, sucking meat from the shell of a large crustacean.†   (source)
  • The word morphed into a slimy crustacean, like a shrimp, which wiggled its legs for only a moment before an ibis snapped it up.†   (source)
  • Something reptilian he felt here, something that had endured by immobility, a kind of life out of reach, like the crustaceans in their armour.†   (source)
  • This was just where the error was; it was that I had to feel bad about the back shell of the car and those crustacean eyes that were dragging by the wires, and it wasn't so much the accident as my failure to care as I should that he minded.†   (source)
  • The trails were cluttered with algae and fucus plants, hosts of crustaceans swarming among them.†   (source)
  • The mammals disappear, then the birds vanish, then the reptiles of the secondary period, and finally the fish, the crustaceans, molluscs, and articulated beings.†   (source)
  • Captain Nemo alerted his companion to this hideous crustacean, which a swing of the rifle butt quickly brought down, and I watched the monster's horrible legs writhing in dreadful convulsions.†   (source)
  • "Very well," said he quietly, "it is the shell of a crustacean, of an extinct species called a trilobite.†   (source)
  • Jellyfish, microscopic crustaceans, and sea-pen coral lit it faintly with their phosphorescent glimmers.†   (source)
  • I am trying to recall the peculiar instincts of the monsters of the preadamite world, who, coming next in succession after the molluscs, the crustaceans and le fishes, preceded the animals of mammalian race upon the earth.†   (source)
  • It served as both nest and nourishment for myriads of crustaceans and mollusks, for crabs and cuttlefish.†   (source)
  • Like turtles, armadillos, sea urchins, and crustaceans, these fish are protected by armor plate that's neither chalky nor stony but actual bone.†   (source)
  • We spent the whole day of February 22 in the Sargasso Sea, where fish that dote on marine plants and crustaceans find plenty to eat.†   (source)
  • Standing by the port deadlight, I spotted magnificent coral substructures, zoophytes, algae, and crustaceans with enormous quivering claws that stretched forth from crevices in the rock.†   (source)
  • As for the local fauna, it included thousands of crustaceans of every type: lobsters, hermit crabs, prawns, mysid shrimps, daddy longlegs, rock crabs, and a prodigious number of seashells, such as cowries, murex snails, and limpets.†   (source)
  • The liquid masses support the largest known species of mammals and perhaps conceal mollusks of incomparable size or crustaceans too frightful to contemplate, such as 100-meter lobsters or crabs weighing 200 metric tons!†   (source)
  • In their dark crevices huge crustaceans, aiming their long legs like heavy artillery, watched us with unblinking eyes, while underfoot there crept millipedes, bloodworms, aricia worms, and annelid worms, whose antennas and tubular tentacles were incredibly long.†   (source)
  • Crustaceans are subdivided into nine orders, and the first of these consists of the decapods, in other words, animals whose head and thorax are usually fused, whose cheek-and-mouth mechanism is made up of several pairs of appendages, and whose thorax has four, five, or six pairs of walking legs.†   (source)
  • They were the eyes of gigantic crustaceans crouching in their lairs, giant lobsters rearing up like spear carriers and moving their claws with a scrap-iron clanking, titanic crabs aiming their bodies like cannons on their carriages, and hideous devilfish intertwining their tentacles like bushes of writhing snakes.†   (source)
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