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  1. (n) decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  2. (n) a quarrelsome grouch
  3. (n) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
  4. (n) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
  5. (n) the edible flesh of any of various crabs
  6. (n) a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
  7. (n) a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
  8. (v) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
  9. (v) scurry sideways like a crab
  10. (v) fish for crab
  11. (v) complain


  1. They were snagged by a presidential proclamation forbidding foreigners to fish in the territorial waters of the Bering Sea off Alaska, best king-crabbing grounds.
  2. The hostilities peaked in 1979, when a Texas skipper in Seadrift, near Corpus Christi, was shot to death in a dispute over crabbing rights.
  3. He had cast for bass in plantation ponds, gone crabbing and snagged eels from the pier, fished up down the Black and Waccamaw Rivers on a 54-ft.


  • Shortage in Lake Pontchartrain bedevils crabbers

    Crabbers are having a hard time finding their prey in Lake Pontchartrain. Fishermen and seafood dealers offer varying theories to WVUE-TV as to why the brackish lake is not the crab "factory" that it historically has been. "All the years I've been crabbing this is the worst, and it's not getting any better." said veteran crabber Larry Spahn. Crabs need a certain amount of saltwater, and heavy ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette


  1. Asked if he envisioned his team being so good from 3-point range, Montgomery said, "You knew Patrick was a scorer. Hadn't seen Theo for a year. Everybody was kind of crabbing about Jerome. So the answer to that would be no."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Mike Montgomery Source: Berryessa Sun

  2. "The restoration of the blue crab population is not only critical to the Maryland crabbing industry, but also vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem," says Rep. Steny Hoyer.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Steny Hoyer Source: WTOP

  3. Instructor Jan Weeks said, "I was so excited to offer crabbing and clamming at the beginning of the year. Ranger Cameron, from the Forest Service, gave the class instructions, and we went crabbing at Old Town Docks."
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Weeks Source: Newport News Times

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