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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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thou hast not perceived that subtle spider's web, stretched by destiny betwixt the light and thee--thou hast flung thyself headlong into it, and now thou art struggling with head broken and mangled wings between the iron antennae of fate
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.
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.
She watched him, her forehead drawn into perpendicular folds, the thin black eyebrows diverging upwards like tile antennae of an insect.
Bitzer, after rapidly blinking at Thomas Gradgrind with both eyes at once, and so catching the light upon his quivering ends of lashes that they looked like the antennae of busy insects, put his knuckles to his freckled forehead, and sat down again.
said Legrand, who seemed to be getting unaccountably warm upon the subject; "I am sure you must see the antennæ.
Well, well," I said, "perhaps you have - still I don't see them;" and I handed him the paper without additional remark, not wishing to ruffle his temper; but I was much surprised at the turn affairs had taken; his ill humor puzzled me - and, as for the drawing of the beetle, there were positively no antennæ visible, and the whole did bear a very close resemblance to the ordinary cuts of a death's-head.
The tower was erected over the summer and final transmission lines and antennae were in place by October.