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aerial

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sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ

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one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans

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This is the case with the male Ibla, and in a truly extraordinary manner with the Proteolepas: for the carapace in all other cirripedes consists of the three highly-important anterior segments of the head enormously developed, and furnished with great nerves and muscles; but in the parasitic and protected Proteolepas, the whole anterior part of the head is reduced to the merest rudiment attached to the bases of the prehensile antennae.
At last, carefully examining with its antennae the now motionless spider, it proceeded to drag away the body.
My blood curdled when I saw enormous antennae blocking my road, or some frightful claw closing with a noise in the shadow of some cavity.
he continued to his wife, who now came back into the house-place, knitting with fierce rapidity, as if that movement were a necessary function, like the twittering of a crab's antennae.
The insect crawled upward over the nut-brown cheek and stopped with its antennae brushing the lashes of his lower lid.
Ants appear to be able to communicate a certain amount of information by means of their antennae.
He was tall and thin and very handsome, with a grizzled beard; his gray hair was very curly, and even rose in front in two rebellious ringlets that seemed to the fanciful to tremble like the antennae of some giant insect, or to stir sympathetically with the restless tufted eyebrows over his rather haggard eyes.
She watched him, her forehead drawn into perpendicular folds, the thin black eyebrows diverging upwards like tile antennae of an insect.