from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, having a soft body.


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  • Leatherbacks prey on jellyfish and other soft-bodied sea creatures, and can live for 40 to 50 years.

    Secret voyages of leatherback turtles revealed using transmitters

  • These were soft-bodied dolls with plastic heads, and the thing that made these dolls so wildly popular, was that in order to be mass-produced, computers generated millions of subtle differences among the dolls.

    Jenifer Fox: Race, Race, Race. Win, Win, Win

  • Cicciobello, a soft-bodied doll that can cry, smile and interact with children, has been one of its leading products since the late 1950s.

    Italian Toy Maker Aims to Double Revenue by 2015

  • Bug killer — Insecticidal soap kills most soft-bodied insects, such as pesky aphids, by dehydration.

    How to use soap in the garden

  • The soft-bodied dolls are described as "best friends with special talents who like to share their travel adventures."

    Attack of the Tall Dolls

  • And yet she is only a woman -- I tell her so; I tell her that there are at least seven hundred and fifty millions of two-legged, long-haired, gentle-voiced, soft-bodied, female humans like her on the planet, and that she is really swamped by the immensity of numbers of her sex and kind.


  • The Burgess Shale included trilobites exceptionally preserved with all these details, and many different soft-bodied animals besides.

    Harry Whittington obituary

  • There are probably many sizable radiations of soft-bodied animals we know little or nothing about.

    Mother of all squid! - The Panda's Thumb

  • Smith MR, Caron J-B 2010 Primitive soft-bodied cephalopods from the Cambrian.

    Mother of all squid! - The Panda's Thumb

  • Ammonites are not related to shellfish; they were soft-bodied mollusks just like squid and octopuses.

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