Definition of Hard-shell crab

1. Noun. Edible crab that has not recently molted and so has a hard shell.

Generic synonyms: Crab

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard-shell Crab

hard-headed
hard-hearted
hard-hitting
hard-line
hard-liner
hard-liners
hard-mouthed
hard-nosed
hard-of-hearing
hard-on
hard-ons
hard-pressed
hard-sell
hard-shell
hard-shell clam
hard-shell crab (current term)
hard-skinned puffball
hard-to-please(a)
hard-wire
hard-wired
hard-won
hard-working
hard and fast
hard as nails
hard beech
hard by
hard c
hard candy
hard case
hard cash

Literary usage of Hard-shell crab

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1. The Picayune Creole Cook Book (1922)
"Crabes Dur» There is a science in eating the hard-shell Crab cooked in its own shell. The Creoles have reduced this to a fine point, and a crab may be eaten ..."

2. Philadelphia Cook Book: A Manual of Home Economics by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer (1886)
"SOFT SHELL CRABS The soft shell crab is nothing more than a hard shell crab after shedding its shell. ..."

3. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"The hard-shell crab is usually cooked by throwing it alive into boiling water, after which the meat, with the exception of certain parts, is picked out, ..."

4. World's Fair Souvenir Cook Book by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer (1904)
"... grated parsley SOFT-SHELL CRABS The soft-shell crab is nothing more than a hard-shell crab after shedding its shell. In about three days the new shell ..."

5. American Game Fishes: Their Habits, Habitat, and Peculiarities; How, When by W. A. Perry (1892)
"The fish's teeth injure only by abrasion, but his jaws are massive and powerful enough to crush with ease the back of a hard-shell crab. ..."

6. American Game Fishes: Their Habits, Habitat, and Peculiarities; How, When by W. A. Perry (1892)
"The fish's teeth injure only by abrasion, but his jaws are massive and powerful enough to crush with ease the back of a hard-shell crab. ..."

7. Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1912)
"... and retreat with all the grace and ease that would be shown by a hard shell crab that was trying to back into the mouth of a milkbottle. ..."

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