PARA-459-Lady-Crab

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Uploaded: 1 June 2020, 15:53:42 EDT
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Level 3 - concrete
Word: Crab (Lady)
 
Origin: 
Lady: c. 1200, lafdi, lavede, from Old English hlæfdige (Northumbrian hlafdia, Mercian hlafdie), "mistress of a household, wife of a lord," apparently literally "one who kneads bread," from hlaf "bread" (see loaf (n.)) + -dige "maid," which is related to dæge "maker of dough" (which is the first element in dairy; see dey (n.1)). Also compare lord (n.)). Century Dictionary finds this etymology "improbable," and OED rates it "not very plausible with regard to sense," but no one seems to have a better explanation.
 
Crab: popular name for a stalk-eyed, short-tailed, ten-legged crustacean, Old English crabba, from a general Germanic root (compare Dutch krab, Old High German krebiz, German Krabbe, Old Norse krabbi "crab"), related to Low German krabben, Dutch krabelen "to scratch, claw," from PIE root *gerbh- "to scratch, carve" (see carve). French crabe (13c.) is from Germanic, probably Old Norse.
 
Definition: 
The lady crab is a brightly colored, aggressive, swimming crab. In the water and under direct sunlight, this crab's coloring appears iridescent. The species is called the lady crab because of the beautiful color patterns on the shell, although there are male lady crabs as well as females. The sharp, powerful pinchers are whitish in color with purple-spotted tips and jagged teeth. The last pair of legs are modified into paddles and are adapted for swimming. Three sharp points are present between the eye sockets of the lady crab, as well as five sharp points along the carapace that turn toward the eye sockets.
 

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Tier 1 - Extremely fast reflexes.
 
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