from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rendered prickly or bristly.
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The spicules are some crutch-like, others spined or echinated, while the deep-sea sponges appear to grow long thick spicules, which attach the sponge to the ground by means of grapnel-like ends.
C. leflfer than the fofmer, being little more than fix inches in cir - cumference.; the color white •, the ribs echinated higher up -, has only fixteen ribs, the former twenty-one; the fliape rounder.
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