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Origin of carapace
Examples from the Web for carapace
I walked back to my desk, keeping the satisfaction locked tight within a carapace of steely unconcern, and took in the scene.Wall Street Bonuses Tumble, But Bankers Have Nowhere to Go|Aaron Timms|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It encases their loserdom in a carapace of purity and righteousness.
Ian McEwan: Well, I think one way… I think you have to develop a carapace of boringness.
Greater awareness of that would soften their carapace of greed.
The carapace is dark tan having small whitish dots intermixed with a few indistinct, small, blackish specks posteriorly.
The plastron is attached to the carapace by ligamentous tissue.
The plastron is joined to the carapace by the sutures of the bridge.
The margins of the carapace and abdomen are fringed with fine hairs, as are also most of the joints of the limbs.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The carapace is very broad and flat; the toes united up to the claws by broad flexible membranes.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
Word Origin for carapace
1836, from French carapace "tortoise shell" (18c.), from Spanish carapacho or Portuguese carapaça, of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow from Latin capa (see cape (n.1)).