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  • n. Plural form of carapace.


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  • Except for their carapaces these aliens are pretty human in their emotions and lives.

    District 9: A Movie Review « Colleen Anderson

  • I picked through shells and the carapaces of shattered crabs and lobsters.

    "If looks could kill, they probably will..."

  • I guess he needed them to break the carapaces of the bug like critters he ate.

    Around a Sun Named Inferno

  • Slowly things escalate as the sort-of narratives intersect and eventually the landfill becomes ground zero for the delivery of a huge mutant airblown inflatable holiday lawn ornament to a troupe now encased in body-covering carapaces of neon colored interlocking balloons.

    The Bigger (the Art), the Better

  • The detonation of insect carapaces fills Boland's ears.

    The Last of Boland

  • Larger beetles with hard green carapaces lurked in holes that they had dug in the rock - hard banks of the lane, darting out to catch the ants which ate the flies.

    Excerpt: A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio

  • From their satiny carapaces were expressed a syrupy, sap-like ooze.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • Wotan and Fricka had insect-like carapaces and sang with anything but insect-like voices: Vitalij Kowaljow made a fine rich sound like honey as Wotan; Ekaterina Semenchuk was a strong Fricka, with exaggeratedly long arms.

    The Ring in L.A.: Freyer's "Die Walküre"

  • But it goes no deeper than that, and we are left to watch people skimming the surface of each other, looking for a way to dive deeper, but ricocheting off the emotional carapaces that have been built up over time.

    Sam Chaltain: Why I Like Mad Men

  • Trilobites had hard carapaces made of the mineral calcite, which meant that extraction of the fossil from the rocky matrix could take many hours.

    Harry Whittington obituary


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