carapace carapace


  • (n) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles



  1. There are lives that one slowly acquires, like a carapace.
  2. With independence, America threw off the carapace of regulations and treaties that applied to British colonies.
  3. If the mass is penetrated, it is supposed to ooze back out and around the rift, enclosing it in a new carapace of seated bodies.


  • Spiny Lobster Season Begins Soon

    Spiny lobsters must have a carapace length greater than 3 inches to be taken during the open seasons.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: WCTV Tallahassee

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  1. "Using iconic bandages and patch-working textures of velvet, boucle and snakeskin, we create the modern carapace for the female form," Azria said in his notes to a crowd that included Lucy Liu, January Jones and Sophia Bush.
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Max Azria Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "What is different about Britain, its particular accident, is that it was a winner in the wars and, unlike other European states, it kept its monarchy and kept its residual state of glory and stature, this carapace of splendor," said Linda...
    on Jul 14, 2007 By: Linda Colley Source: New York Times

  3. "It is Blunt's condescension, the intact carapace of his self-esteem which have struck those who have sought him out since his public exposure. Hardened souls in journalism have recoiled from the man's cold sophistries, from the edge of...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: George Steiner Source: Los Angeles Times

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