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Crustaceous   /krəstˈeɪʃəs/   Listen

Of or belonging to the class Crustacea.  Synonym: crustacean.
Being or having or resembling a hard crust or shell.

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"Crustaceous" Quotes from Famous Books

... birds wherever there were lakes of brine. I saw them here wading about in search of food—probably for the worms which burrow in the mud; and these latter probably feed on infusoria or confervae. Thus we have a little living world within itself, adapted to these inland lakes of brine. A minute crustaceous animal (Cancer salinus) is said to live in countless numbers in the brine-pans at Lymington: but only in those in which the fluid has attained, from evaporation, considerable strength—namely, about a quarter of a pound of salt to ...
— A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World - The Voyage Of The Beagle • Charles Darwin

... a deep question and not to be lightly answered. In the sound there is promise of the days to come when circuses will be loosed upon the land and elephants will go padding by—with eyes looking around for peanuts. Why this biggest of all beasts, this creature that looms above you like a crustaceous dinosaur—to use long words without squinting too closely on their meaning—why this behemoth with the swishing trunk, should eat peanuts, contemptible peanuts, lies so deep in nature that the mind turns dizzy. It is small stuff to feed valor on—a penny's worth of food in such a mighty hulk. ...
— Journeys to Bagdad • Charles S. Brooks

... Finding this rather tedious, after a time it went, with much of the spirit of a London street-boy, and, passing close to the shrimp, tweaked the end of one of its feelers, causing that volatile creature to vanish. It then made a demonstration of attack on the crab, but that crustaceous worthy, sitting up on its hind-legs and expanding both claws with a very "come-on-if-you-dare" aspect, ...
— Under the Waves - Diving in Deep Waters • R M Ballantyne

Words linked to "Crustaceous" :   Crustacea, crust, crustacean

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