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Definition of Crawfish

  • Any decapod crustacean of the family Astacidægenera Cambarus and Cambarus), resembling the lobster, but smaller, and found in fresh waters. Crawfishes are esteemed very delicate food both in Europe and America. The North American species are numerous and mostly belong to the genus Cambarus. The blind crawfish of the Mammoth Cave is Cambarus pellucidus. The common European species is Astacus fluviatilis.
  • tiny lobsterlike crustaceans usually boiled briefly.
  • a large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.
  • to back out in a humilating manner; as, We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him.
  • large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
  • small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
  • tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
  • make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

How to use crawfish in a sentence. Crawfish pronunciation.

Trouble did the same, splashing about in his bare feet until he saw a little crawfish, darting from one stone to another under water to hide away.
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I saw there some milched crawfish, creatures that I never had heard of before in my life.
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Among them were numerous lobsters, crabs, and crawfish, which, it was conjectured, were the creatures the seamen had declared had bitten their legs.
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Then you make him a firm offer-for the last time-of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and he'll say: 'I'll split the difference with you'-and before he can crawfish you accept.
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The bulk of the Union cavalry, under General Mitchell, was two miles distant on our left, guarding the ford over Chickamauga at Crawfish Springs.
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On the contrary, he was as red in the face as a crawfish, and resisting struck me.
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One day, having gone with Campioni to dine at "The Crawfish," I found, to my great surprise, sitting at the table d'hote, that Pepe il Cadetto, whose acquaintance I had made at the time of my arrest in the Spanish army, and whom I had met afterwards in Venice and in Lyons, under the name of Don Joseph Marcati.
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We would then keep very still, and watch the corn, and, as soon as we saw it move a little, we would give it a sudden slap out of the water, and would almost always succeed in landing one or two crawfish.
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We dug wells in the sand, which we would fill with water to put our crawfish in.
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Crane, Crape, Crawfish, Crawl. .
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They dig somewhat after the manner of the fluviatile long-tailed decapod crustaceans, of the genera Thoracostraca, the common crawfish, you know.
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On the third day of his fasting By the lake he sat and pondered, By the still, transparent water; Saw the sturgeon, Nahma, leaping, Scattering drops like beads of wampum, Saw the yellow perch, the Sahwa, Like a sunbeam in the water, Saw the pike, the Maskenozha, And the herring, Okahahwis, And the Shawgashee, the crawfish!
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Or even to crack live crawfish recommend; I'd never doubt at court to make a friend.
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On my imparting this discovery in confidence to Peggotty, she informed me that her brother dealt in lobsters, crabs, and crawfish; and I afterwards found that a heap of these creatures, in a state of wonderful conglomeration with one another, and never leaving off pinching whatever they laid hold of, were usually to be found in a little wooden outhouse where the pots and kettles were kept.
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I went into the out-house to look about me; and the very same lobsters, crabs, and crawfish possessed by the same desire to pinch the world in general, appeared to be in the same state of conglomeration in the same old corner.
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He had learned to watch the beds of little creeks for the shining tell-tale black bits, and even the tiny mouths of crawfish holes, on the lips of which they sometimes lay.
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It crossed a little brook where Tom and Roy had fished many times, and groped for pollywogs and crawfish when Tom was a tenderfoot at Temple Camp.
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You fished in them for crawfish, trout and eels.
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In Creole Louisiana they should sample crawfish gumbo; and in Georgia they should have 'possum baked with sweet potatoes; and in Tidewater Maryland, terrapin and canvasback; and in Illinois, young gray squirrels on toast; and in South Carolina, boiled rice with black-eyed peas; and in Colorado, cantaloupes; and in Kansas, young sweet corn; and in Virginia, country hams, not cured with chemicals but with hickory smoke and loving hands; and in Tennessee, jowl and greens.
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Here is also shellfish (though in less plenty about Bahia than on other parts of the coast) namely lobsters, crawfish, shrimps, crabs, oysters of the common sort, conches, wilks, cockles, mussels, periwinkles, etc.
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Examples of Crawfish

Example #1
They took off their shoes and stockings, and went wading.
Example #2
Ted and Janet had lots of fun, playing on the shores of Clover Lake.
Example #3
Stirred up C. Hectic C. Grim C.
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They were most nimble at wriggling the buttocks, and more diligent in tail-wagging than any water-wagtails, perpetually jogging and shaking their double rumps.
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Here was an additional reason for thankfulness, for while the sea so plentifully supplied food, there need be no fear of hunger.
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On the net being at length hauled up, enough fish were secured to feed the party for several days, besides those which had first been taken.