CRAB's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of crab
Definition:
n. a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
Example:
He caught a crab and lost the race.
Sentence in Classic:
The flowering crab trees were bursting their buds and rioting from delicate white to deepest pink and, beneath the trees where the sunshine dappled the pine straw, the wild honeysuckle made a varicolored carpet of scarlet and orange and rose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
One word resembles a claw, another an extinguished and bleeding eye, such and such a phrase seems to move like the claw of a crab.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
But so decided an original start had Derick had, that spite of all their gallantry, he would have proved the victor in this race, had not a righteous judgment descended upon him in a crab which caught the blade of his midship oarsman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.
My Antonia By Willa Cather Context
With a frightful qualm, I turned, and I saw that I had grasped the antenna of another monster crab that stood just behind me.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context