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- Also crawfish.
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How to use crayfish in a sentence
After being exposed to drugs in water, crayfish are more likely to be eaten by predators.Leaky sewer pipes pollute urban streams and bays with drugs | Laura Allen | November 24, 2021 | Science News For Students
Freud’s college drawings are of the nerves in crayfish and lamprey.The Whale Who Will Come Soon - Issue 105: Whale Songs | Rebecca Giggs | September 8, 2021 | Nautilus
In the evenings, you can camp on islands in Edenic Lake Bunyonyi, eating crayfish tails and fire-baked manioc, while crested cranes roost in the nearby trees, honking at the sunset.In East Africa, mountain gorillas and a new paradigm for wildlife travel | Henry Wismayer | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
In fact, there are lots of problematic invasive species that have spread through the pet trade, from predatory fish that can drag themselves between bodies of water to a crayfish that clones itself to reproduce.Unfortunately, we like pets that are likely to be invasive species | John Timmer | March 26, 2021 | Ars Technica
Suddenly, seeing the pools and the crayfish seemed more important than chasing away spiders.
Page Six says they dined on mussel soup, crayfish and artichoke risotto at a tony Venetian restaurant.Venice Wedding Bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For her inaugural menu, she planned crayfish with mayonnaise, pigeon with peas, and an apple brioche flambéed in rum.
Ferraro didn't know much about catfish, crayfish, or grapes, but she was, she said, quite familiar with blueberries.Geraldine Ferraro Dies: Memories of Her 1984 Campaign | Lynn Sherr | March 26, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most folks call them crayfish, but in the bayou, they are crawfish.
He had to gather fragments of wreck and other things to aid him in his labour, and to search for crabs and crayfish for his food.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
The waters of the inlet were exceedingly well stocked with fish; and here I saw large crayfish for the first time.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Fill the centre with Allemagne sauce, to which has been added some lobster and crayfish butter to make it red.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
The Queen listened without interrupting, for hearing a big crayfish talk—and talk so nicely too—was a great surprise to her.Edmund Dulacs Fairy-Book | Edmund Dulac
They have also small hoop nets, in which they catch lobsters, and sea crayfish.The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay | Arthur Phillip
British Dictionary definitions for crayfish
any freshwater decapod crustacean of the genera Astacus and Cambarus, resembling a small lobster
any of various similar crustaceans, esp the spiny lobster
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