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Synonyms for crab

to express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment

Synonyms for crab

a quarrelsome grouch

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

the fourth sign of the zodiac

a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply

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scurry sideways like a crab

fish for crab

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In this icon of natural design, the artist mimics nature not only with respectful attention to detail but also with talent at illusion: the shadow cast beneath the stationary armored trunk makes the beetle seem to strut across the canvas-just as the crablike claws make its harmless frame seem ferocious and menacing.
Pubic lice (Phthirus pubis) are distinct in appearance from head and body lice; they have short, crablike bodies.
In a tissue of dusty air over dry impoverished fields no plow can break rock pitted fields on which crops of laborers have their backs broken we pick ourselves across crablike under the sun (7)
Predator: Ruthless, but somewhat on the shy side (hence the camouflage and cloaking), probably because humans tend to make disparaging comments about its crablike face.
When a crablike critter sees food, computations must be made to coordinate eye and pincer relationships in phase space (10).
Now, molecular biologists have confirmed these suspicions by examining the DNA from different crustacean families within the order Decapoda, which contains all the crablike species.
The cast of characters also includes the factory's CEO, a crablike monster named Henry J.
He speaks of food in rhapsodic movement metaphors while progressing across the kitchen stage in large, broken, crablike phrases while supporting himself on tabletops and chairs.
CREEPY FEATURES: Crablike claws help it move through hair
He who has scuttled, crablike, to the right on Europe and is now tough enough not to frighten the Eurosceptic wing when a new leader is eventually chosen.
He thrashed and wriggled in a blind panic, like a black Don Quixote fighting two big warehouses singlehandedly, he got himself turned sideways, and ran crablike toward the street" (74-75).