When irritated or frightened, they scurried backwards, holding up their chel in readiness.
The claws are the chel, and the feet which bear the chel are termed the chelipeds.
But the most striking dissimilarity is to be found in the circumstances stated to attend the liberation of the chel.
The appendages on the anterior and posterior ends are furnished with chel and hooks; those of the middle section are rudimentary.
One of the chel is larger than the other, and both are proportionately enormously large, and are tipped with black.
There is a pair of short appendages bearing claws (chel) and four pairs of long walking-legs.
The first pair of thoracic limbs are maxillipeds, and the second pair are very large, and form pincer-claws (chel).
Tinchel, tin′chel, n. a circle of men who close in round a herd of deer.
The first pair of feet are much larger than the others, and are provided with claws (chel).
The efforts for the withdrawal of the chel were the last, and succeeded in completely freeing the Lobster from its old case.