Origin of king crab
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Of all these the only member alive at the present time is Limulus, or the King-Crab.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
In the illustration is shown the egg of the king-crab one-third larger than life.
The Tortoise replied, "Your slave donned it forasmuch as your slave saw the King-crab trailing his three-edged pike."
The compound eye of the king-crab (Limulus) is the only recognized instance of ommatidia in their simplest state.
A name of the king-crab (Limulus polyphemus), from its supposed resemblance to that instrument.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- another name for the horseshoe crab