Words nearby soft-shell
Origin of soft-shell
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Pine nuts, bacon, soft-shell crab—these are the flavors of caterpillars, beetles, and tarantulas, if you can believe it.
With their meatier body, tarantulas are said to taste like to soft-shell crab or shrimp.
It is partial to the “soft-shell” crabs and small tortoises common in the American waters.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
There is a weir in the river, in the deep waters of which it is said there are a very great number of soft-shell tortoises.
He comes at me wide open, with a guard like a soft-shell crab.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
If soft-shell crabs are not to be had, serve a creamed fish in whole cucumbers, as was suggested for a January luncheon.Gala Day Luncheons|Caroline Benedict Burrell
Soft-shell crabs are liked very much by water turtles, if they are very fresh.