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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRAWFISH

Little was eaten at dinner, for they had done too much honor to the crawfish at noon.

They are inhabited by fish and crawfish, sightless and perfectly white.

Our guide had brought a net, with which he caught some fish and crawfish.

The Riverlawns were encamped at the foot of a hill not far from Crawfish Springs.

There are eyeless fish and crawfish, and a prolific population of bats.

Another order came for "crawfish" which were especially desired for dinner.

It also feeds on small fishes, crawfish, and other small organisms.

The Crawfish saw from a distance a great pile of bones on the Rock.

The Crawfish then bit off the neck of the Crane, and quietly returned to the Pool.

It was but the split end of a piece of "machalka," and not the claw of a crawfish.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, generally dismissed by British etymologists as a 19c. American English variant of crayfish, but perhaps it existed in Middle English. Also in 19c. American English as a verb, "to back out," in reference to the creature's movements.

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