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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Palinuridae — spiny lobsters.


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  • Sir Charles Malcolm then offered the charge of the expedition to Dr. Carter of Bombay, an officer favourably known to the Indian world by his services on board the "Palinurus" brig whilst employed upon the maritime survey of Eastern Arabia.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • "Palinurus" and the "Tigris," in turn with the "Elphinstone," maintained the blockade through the trading seasons till 1833.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • They looked to their Abbot amid the tumult, with such looks as landsmen cast upon the pilot when the storm is at the highest — looks which express that they are devoid of all hope arising from their own exertions, and not very confident in any success likely to attend those of their Palinurus.

    The Abbot

  • Named Palinurus barbarae, the main body spans half a meter.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • A larger group of more distant relatives, the spiny and rock lobsters Palinurus, Panuliris, Jasus and others, are less impressively endowed, and are called “clawless”; they supply much frozen lobster tail, because their meat freezes better than clawed lobster meat.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The best were the langoustes (Palinurus vulgaris), the clawless lobsters called crawfish (crayfish) in the United States, and the agosta or avagosta of the Adriatic: it was confounded by the

    The Land of Midian

  • The Mukhbir, like the Palinurus, promised a certain amount of excitement.

    The Land of Midian

  • Palinurus, was somewhat like tempting Providence, — if such operation be possible.

    The Land of Midian

  • For a physiological description of this race, I must refer my readers to the writings of Dr. Carter of Bombay, the medical officer of the Palinurus, when engaged on the Survey of Eastern Arabia.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The same gentleman, whose labours in Eastern Arabia during the coast survey of the “Palinurus” are well known to the

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah


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