mantis mantis  /ˈmæn tɪs/


  • (n) predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer


  1. One rakish little black and red hunting wasp specializes in the praying mantis, ghoulish grizzly of the insect world.
  2. I noticed one comic where Batman was fighting a man who could change into a praying mantis, a drill bit, a pterodactyl.
  3. The mantis prawns may look like monsters from a horror film, but the taste finer than any lobster is worth the fright.


  1. Praying Mantis Reveal New Lineup

    Praying Mantis have revealed their new lineup after firing vocalist Mike Freeland and drummer Gary Mackenzie, as Classic Rock reported yesterday
    on July 9, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  2. Praying Mantis Fire Singer and Drummer

    Praying Mantis have fired singer Mike Freeland and drummer Gary Mackenzie
    on July 8, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  3. If you don't run screaming, this spiderbot could teach you to dance

    Arachnid fanciers rejoice, you can now bring a spiderbot home. OK, perhaps it isn't as terrifying as the all-terrain Mantis which can seat (and perhaps eat?) a human.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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  1. "He's a praying mantis," Verbinski says of Sao Feng. "You are not quite sure if you love him or if you can trust him. He takes us through the entire journey." "He's not one straight line. He has so many faces. You can say he's a bad...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Gore Verbinski Source:

  2. "Yeah, he looks like a praying mantis," Toomer said, before laughing his way into a side room for a post-practice massage.
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Amani Toomer Source: (blog)

  3. "If you could picture what a praying mantis would look like, that's what I liken Dextre to," Linnehan said in a NASA interview. "I grew up with cartoons and sci-fi and there used to be this show on when I was a kid called 'Gigantor, the Space...
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Richard Linnehan Source: Spaceflight Now

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