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molting

mohl ting

  • n  periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
  • v  cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  • The pilots thought that scrawny, molting Eustace might as well be consigned to the pot; they traded three packages of tea for him.
  • Still, as a volunteer Communist, Picasso has contributed a flock of molting peace pigeons and the free use of his name to the party's cultural front.
  • Her pets, a mangy brown pup and two molting cats, have shed clumps of fur on her bed, an old foam mattress on the living-room floor.
News & Articles

  • In Season: Eric Ripert’s Sautéed Soft-Shell Crabs
    One of the seasonal glories of the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, soft-shell crabs, or “soft crabs,” as they call them down along the Chesapeake Bay, are available from spring through summer but are at their peak in June and July. The name refers not to a species of crustacean but to the molting stage of the blue crab, which sheds its shell in order to trade up to a new one. The best way to cook a soft ...
    June 9, 2013 - New York Magazine

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