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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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But Albina attracts all measure of salacious and dangerous characters, too, and soon she and Crabby must flee from the most vicious of these -- into a town that death has forgotten, guarded by killer bees, and accompanied by a hatmaker who tucks thoughts of suicide away for the duo's sake.
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He is dancing around a romance with Holly, who used to go out with one of his bandmates, but she is keeping him at arm's length, which makes him crabby. All he wants is something that is not a waste of time, and he finds it when he decides to put on a benefit concert to remove a landmine in a poor country.
Hanging out with a 1970s cult figure of raunchy R&B "party records" is less fun than one would expect in "The Weird World of Blowfly." Portraying one year in the life of the titular musician, still touring and toiling at an advanced age, Jonathan Furmanski's documentary perhaps unintentionally becomes largely about the grind of traveling to play for mostly small audiences when you're old, tired and crabby. Notably short on archival footage or tracks--presumably because Blowfly no longer owns the rights to his own music--it should nonetheless draw fans in a limited release launched simultaneously with homeformat.
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Rather than belt out pop tunes for a panel of crabby judges, the show's contestants, ages 18 to 27, debate religious topics and recite passages from the Koran.
I've written about Todd's Dirt before, the original Todd's Dirt and Todd's Crabby Dirt, both excellent rubs for a variety of applications.
I'm really crabby when I'm uncomfortable or I get some sand in my shorts," The Daily Express quoted him as saying.
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Oxford Falls Bloody Mary Mix is available in four flavors: Wake Up Crabby; All-Natural Bootleg; York Harbor and Bacon Cheeseburger.
BEING scooped up in a huge net is enough to make anyone crabby and fisherman Danny Curtis often felt a bit shellfish each time he hauled his latest catch from the sea bed.
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