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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the qualities of a crab.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the qualities of a crab; crablike.

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  • adjective rare Of, or pertaining to crabs

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  • 1. reading the same backwards as forwards: a cancrine line. Cf. palindrome.

    2.rare) Of, or pertaining to crabs

    December 17, 2007

  • Latin cancrīnus, from cancer, crab. See, for a musical application, cancrizans.

    December 17, 2007

  • JM contemplates, cancrine, contemplates JM.

    June 22, 2009