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crab

(krab),
1. A crustacean, many varieties of which are edible.
2. An insect, the crab louse, Pthirus pubis.

crab

(krăb)
n.
1.
a. Any of various chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, having a hard carapace that covers a broad flattened cephalothorax with a small abdomen tucked beneath it, and an anterior pair of legs that are large and pincerlike.
b. Any of various similar decapod crustaceans, such as a hermit crab or a king crab.
c. Crabmeat.
2.
a. A crab louse.
b. crabs Slang Infestation by crab lice.

crab′ber n.

crab

a decapod CRUSTACEAN (suborder Brachyura) characterized by a large flattened, laterally expanded carapace below which the abdomen is curled forward.
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The Crab then gave his wife the same directions as before, only this time the apple which she received from the black man was of gold.
The Princess in her fright exclaimed, 'That is the Crab himself!'
"So long as neither of us could prove we were right we quite enjoyed the dispute; but now I can never drink at that pool again without the soft-shell crab laughing at me.
Do, you ignoramus!" shouted the crab, as loudly as his little voice would carry.
Then the zebra trotted back to the forest, bearing the crab with him, and disappeared amid the gloom of the trees.
The controlled stretch of highway cuts through the habitat of more than 20 species of land crab, making it the most diverse known crab habitat in the world, according to local crab experts.
To cook and prepare the crab, bring a large pan of water (big enough to hold the crab fully submerged) to the boil.
Taking Ministry of Crab to Mumbai shores is Gourmet Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GIPL), a veteran of several landmark restaurant launches in India including Pizza Express, Typhoon Shelter and The Bandra Project.
The Ministry of Crab, in contrast, feels like walking into another world: the tables are well-spaced, the lighting and acoustics are some of the best of any restaurant I've visited here or abroad, and there's a fastidious attention to detail that makes you believe-and this is how any good restaurant should make you feel-that the meal that is about to unfold is the most important event that you are about to experience.
The hermit crab with the largest penis relative to body size was the Coenobita species, the only one occupying the remodelled and more vulnerable shell homes.
Start your crab-filled journey with Ministry of Crab's Baked Crab, a risotto with crab as the main ingredient, of course.