- n. Plural form of chela.
“Perhaps it's not foam we see at the chelae, but the pathetic remains of an unlucky dwarf.”
“In a few days they moult and lose the stalked connection with their mother, but they remain attached to her swimming legs with their chelae for up to two weeks.”
“The front chelae are certainly hard enough, and curved.”
“Its body closely resembled that of a Bengal tiger; in the center of its forehead was a single eye on a short antenna; from the shoulders, just anterior to the forelegs, grew two enormous chelae; and its jaws were terribly armed as those of the tharban.”
“The result merely demonstrated the efficiency of that single eye and the quickness of the chelae.”
“I snapped that rope as a ringmaster snaps a whip; but though the rope end travelled with great speed and the act must have been unexpected, the creature caught the rope in one of its chelae before it reached its face.”
“For a time it eyed me with that single, terrifying eye that moved to and fro at the end of its antenna, and all the time its chelae were waving slowly, opening and closing.”
“I learned many a trick of roping from a cowboy friend of my motion picture days, and one of these I now put into use in an endeavor to entangle the crablike chelae Suddenly giving the rope sufficient slack, I threw a half hitch around the chela that gripped it, immediately following it with a second, whereupon the creature commenced to pull desperately away.”
“I turned and ran, hoping that I could get out of the reach of those terrible chelae before the creature was stopped by the rope; and this I but barely managed to do.”
“The incubus of legs and chelae and vital organs will be removed.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘chelae’.
While cleaning out some drawers today (28 September 2008), I found a list of words from Foucault's Pendulum that I'd written fifteen or twenty years ago. I'm adding some of them here, along with ot...
Looking for tweets for chelae.