Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Provided with a mandible or operculum, as the avicularia of certain Polyzoa.

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Examples

  • Worse, the notion of "man" would need an interpretation characterized by exceeding liberality to accommodate any likeness of the branchy, spiny, mandibled things that pulled her down through a deep fissure.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • Of the returning ants, some were empty-mandibled — but rather than passing their leaf-carrying, slow-moving brethren, they gathered in clusters and moved behind them.

    everyone knows an ant can’t get stuck in traffic | clusterflock

  • Safe from her wrath, endless legions of mandibled, facet-eyed troops drilled mechanically on the mossy plains outside the city.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Of the returning ants, some were empty-mandibled — but rather than passing their leaf-carrying, slow-moving brethren, they gathered in clusters and moved behind them.

    everyone knows an ant can’t get stuck in traffic | clusterflock

  • Should also note that dreaming of mandibled female passers-by under a chitinous sky is quite common, nay practically universal in modern-day America.

    languagehat.com: MOTHER TONGUE.

  • The thing rotated toward us, though it had to be my flying saucer flying around I guess, then a four-mandibled parrot's beak opened, spilling bright yellow light, and we flew right in.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Clotted with blood and flesh, its head was almost indistinguishable equipped, Caris thought, with at least three mouths, mandibled like an ant's, but infinitely more hideous.

    The Silent Tower

  • The mandibled mouth clamped around the wood; the tiny, lobster like claws grappled, and the thing lunged up the handle toward his chest.

    The Silent Tower

  • Often, when a great mandibled soldier had hold of some insect, he would have five or six tiny workers surrounding him, each grasping any projecting part of the loot, as if they did not trust him in this menial capacity, -- as an anxious mother would watch with doubtful confidence a big policeman wheeling her baby across a crowded street.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Our next stop about a mile further on brought us Black-breasted Puffbird (sat right over the road as drove under it and reversed quickly), good views of a Chestnut-mandibled Toucan,

    10,000 Birds

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