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Word: carapace

Definition: shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)

Sentences Containing 'carapace'

Adults have a pitted, grooved carapace that resembles the rough texture of water-logged drift wood.
Both sexes are brown with dark spots on the abdomen, with two thin lines along the carapace of the male.
Head and neck are considerably shorter than the carapace.
I can thus only understand a fact with which I was much struck when examining cirripedes, and of which many other instances could be given: namely, that when a cirripede is parasitic within another cirripede and is thus protected, it loses more or less completely its own shell or carapace.
Like turtles, it had a shell formed from a plastron on the underside and a carapace on top.
One of the major elements for the set is the large turtle carapace, which functions as both a decorative piece as well as acrobatic equipment.
Recreational lobster fishers in California must abide by a legal catch limit of seven lobsters per day and a minimal catch size of 3¼ inch long body measured from the eye socket to the edge of the carapace.
The carapace extended well beyond the limbs, and was made up of individual plates of bony scutes covered by plates of horn.
The carapace is greyish brown with a yellowish brown central area and a black margin.
The carapace of "Petrolisthes armatus" is roughly oval with a bluntly pointed front, and is granulated and covered with shallow, narrow ridges.
The ellipsoidal carapace (to 27 cm), similar to that of "M. gibbus" but with a low medial groove, is somewhat serrated with a shallow subcaudal notch, and usually broadest at the 8th marginals and highest on the 3rd vertebral. Some rough striations may occur on the scutes.
The Fitzroy River turtle is light to dark brown in colour and can grow to around 26 cm carapace lengths.
The minimum landing size for "H. gammarus" is a carapace length of . Caribbean Sea.
The tortoise explains that she is taking revenge on humans because they have pursued and killed her family and her kind for their flesh, eggs and to make luxury items with their carapace, telling the children that the eggs that she keeps in her carapace are not her own but the crocodiles' who believe that the humans had eaten them and thus prompting the attacks on them.
The tortoise finally manages to break the engine down and the barn seems finally at the mercy of the crocodiles, but the elephants manage to rip the carapace off the tortoise and everyone sees that it is not a female but a male, therefore the eggs cannot be his.
The whole carapace is densely covered with white hair.
Their carapace width typically reaches about , and has three spines.
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.
Through the help of a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization.

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