from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for catching crabs, consisting of a frame of wickerwork open at the top.


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  • "That's enough," he observed at length, as the last crab-pot sank with a splash.

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  • The speaker rose, lifted a crab-pot with an effort, and tipped it over the side of the boat.

    A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions

  • "It is not the first who has been caught in this crab-pot," he thought, and came nearer.

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  • About The Marine Mammal Center's water rescue team: The Center's water rescue team is a specialized unit of 14 trained volunteers who perform water and dock or pier-based rescues of marine mammals, the majority of which are entangled in marine debris such as plastics, netting, fishing line and crab-pot lines, among other things.

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  • Speaking about the work he sees himself doing as child and youth advocate, Nieman says he sees young people suffering from what he calls the crab-pot syndrome. News

  • Don Acree and Mary Smith this year took over crab-pot maker Neal "Nicky" Harvey's burgeoning crab-pot Christmas-tree business, selling more than $150,000 worth of converted crab pots strung with lights.


  • The notice last month about an "emergency" crab-pot purchase startled him.

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  • $29.99, and are urging to buyers to bring their trees indoors - something only five percent of crab-pot Christmas-tree owners currently do.



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