Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a squid.

Etymologies

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squid +‎ -like

Examples

  • In the comic book, a Godzilla-sized, genetically engineered squidlike creature makes an absurd yet devastating appearance.

    Filming the Unfilmable: Behind the Scenes of the Watchmen Movie

  • (NELHA operations manager Jan) War, who termed the specimen "octosquid" for the way it looked, said it was about a foot long, with white suction cups, eight tentacles and an octopus head with a squidlike mantle ...

    Boing Boing

  • We were given our own printout of the squidlike creature we'd seen, magnified to fill the screen but in reality no bigger than a thumb.

    CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF BECOMING

  • Their plan is to tunnel down to the city and use thousands of sentinels -- the squidlike kamikazes from part one -- to obliterate it.

    The Matrix Makers

  • They are indeed very squidlike, and no-one knows how many tentacles they have.

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  • The response – against which Wilkinson has no defense except to issue squidlike clouds of obfuscating ink – would be that Wilkinson believes that if he were to sacrifice his freedom for his happiness, that if he were to do so he would then look back on the choices he made and look ahead to his future life, and that he would be unhappy.

    Better Brad DeLong Dissatisfied than a Pig Satisfied

  • On Tirek Eight, for example, there is a species of highly intelligent squidlike creatures that spend all of their lives in the ocean.

    Objective: Bajor

  • A monster that could not exist in this world, a devil thing the size of an elephant but with more legs and hair than a tarantula plus some squidlike tentacles and a scorpion's tail thrown in for good measure.

    She Is The Darkness

  • So Fle - ta's hooves avoided trampling the sponges and fernlike graptolites, and the squidlike nautiloids watched with - out reaction.

    Robot Adept

  • That training saved him, letting him time the thing's incredible rush and spring aside, cutting down at the slender neck that connected that sagging, squidlike head to the rugose mass of body.

    The Silent Tower

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