Crossword clues for lobster
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lobster \Lob"ster\, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster ( Homarus Americanus), and the European lobster ( Homarus vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster ( Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person. [Slang]
Lobster caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the caterpillar of a European bombycid moth ( Stauropus fagi); -- so called from its form.
Lobster louse (Zo["o]l.), a copepod crustacean ( Nicotho["e] astaci) parasitic on the gills of the European lobster.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
marine shellfish, Old English loppestre "lobster, locust," corruption of Latin locusta, lucusta "lobster, locust," by influence of Old English loppe "spider," a variant of lobbe. The ending of Old English loppestre is the fem. agent noun suffix (as in Baxter, Webster; see -ster), which approximated the Latin sound.\n
Perhaps a transferred use of the Latin word; trilobite fossils in Worcestershire limestone quarries were known colloquially as locusts, which seems to be the generic word for "unidentified arthropod," as apple is for "foreign fruit." OED says the Latin word originally meant "lobster or some similar crustacean, the application to the locust being suggested by the resemblance in shape." Locusta in the sense "lobster" also appears in French (langouste now "crawfish, crayfish," but in Old French "lobster" and "locust;" a 13c. psalter has God giving over the crops of Egypt to the langoustes) and Old Cornish (legast). As slang for "a British soldier" since 1640s, originally in reference to the jointed armor of the Roundhead cuirassiers, later (1660) to the red coat.Sir William Waller having received from London [in June 1643] a fresh regiment of five hundred horse, under the command of sir Arthur Haslerigge, which were so prodigiously armed that they were called by the other side the regiment of lobsters, because of their bright iron shells with which they were covered, being perfect curasseers. [Clarendon, "History of the Rebellion," 1647]
red-colored, especially from a sunburn. n. 1 A crustacean of the ''(taxlink Nephropidae family noshow=1)'' family, dark green or blue-black in colour turning bright red when cooked, with a hard shell and claws, which is used as a seafood. 2 A crustacean of the Palinuridae family, pinkish red in colour, with a hard, spiny shell but no claws, which is used as a seafood. 3 (context historical English) A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform). 4 (context slang English) An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour. v
To fish for lobsters.
n. flesh of a lobster
any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
LOBSTER was a European network monitoring system, based on passive monitoring of traffic on the internet. Its functions were to gather traffic information as a basis for improving internet performance, and to detect security incidents.
Lobster is a novella written by Guillaume Lecasble, translated by Poly McLean and published in the UK by Dedalus Books in 2005.
Lobster is a magazine that is interested primarily in the influence of intelligence and security services on politics and world trade, what it calls "deep politics" or "parapolitics". It combines the examination of conspiracy theories and contemporary history. Lobster is edited and published in the United Kingdom and has appeared twice a year for years, at first in 16-page A5 format, then as an A4 magazine. Operating on a shoestring, its distinguished contributors include academics and others. Since 2009 it is distributed as a free downloadable PDF document.
According to the Hull Daily Mail, Lobster 'investigates government conspiracies, state espionage and the secret service.' In 1986 the magazine scooped mainstream media by uncovering the secret Clockwork Orange operation, implicated in trying to destabilise the British government. Colin Wallace, a former British Army Intelligence Corps officer in Northern Ireland, described how he had been instructed to smear leading UK politicians. Questions were asked in the House of Commons and an extended scandal ensued.
The current curator of the CIA Historical Intelligence Collection, Hayden B. Peake, notes that the editors of Lobster see it as "member of the international brotherhood of parapolitics mags," the other members being Geheim (Cologne, Germany), Intelligence Newsletter (Paris, France), and Covert Action Information Bulletin (USA), and is "distinctive in its depth of coverage, its detailed documentation, and the absence of the rhetoric".
In 1989, Lobster published names of 1,500 citizens said to be working in intelligence. The magazine was denounced in the House of Commons. The editors replied that all published details could be found in local libraries. The magazine has also carried detailed analysis of "fringe" subjects such as UFOs and remote viewing.
A lobster is a clawed marine crustacean.
Lobster may also refer to:
- Spiny lobsters, slipper lobsters, furry lobsters, and squat lobsters, non-clawed marine crustaceans not directly related to the lobster
- Lobster clasp, a type of jewelry fastener
- Lobster mushroom, an edible North American mushroom resembling lobster meat
- Lobster graph
- A historical derogatory term for British soldiers
- Someone who lobbies
Usage examples of "lobster".
There were anchovies and olives and tasteless Mediterranean fish with brown bread and a lobster and hard cheese, all washed down with Aleatico from Elba.
When ready to serve, prepare as lobster sandwiches with aspic, using fish in the place of lobster, and, if desired, sauce tartare in the place of mayonnaise.
With that the lobster brushed by them and hustled off the way they had come, feelers atwitch with anticipation.
Becca managed the julienne soup, but the whole steamed salmon, served with lobster cakes and cucumbers bechamel, was quite another matter.
In a snug corner might be seen a party of sober, quiet-looking gentlemen, taking their lobster and bucellas, whose first appearance would impress you with the belief of their respectability, but whom, upon inquiry, you would discover to be Greek banditti, retired hither to divide their ill gotten spoils.
Italian silk suit, clutching the box, Connie Crum looked up at one of the girls and grinned like a cat that has just had a lobster put before it.
When they bleed the ground soaks with the cuprous hue of lobster juice.
We have accounts of dimidiate hermaphrodite lobster, male in one half and female in the other half of the body.
Looking for his fishwife, the boy walked past baskets swarming with light-green lobsters.
There were cupolas here and there on the skeleton where the Lobsters hooked into fluidic computers or sheltered themselves from solar storms and ring-system electrofluxes.
There was lobster bisque and baked salmon en croute and roasted vegetables and a leg of lamb and rosemary focaccia and watercress salad and a fabulously ornate wedding cake, chocolate in honor of the groom, that was topped with an odd pair: a pilot sporting a Red Baron hat and a sadistic-looking teacher whose ruler looked like a bayonet.
The repast he laid before them was simple but substantial: galantine of veal, pigeon pie, boiled lobsters, fruits and cheeses, and a hot and spicy crab and spinach soup.
Along each side of the long center aisle there were stalls selling yogurt with fruit topping, kielbasy on a roll with sauerkraut, lobster rolls, submarine sandwiches, French bread, country pate, Greek salad, sweet and sour chicken, baklava, cookies, bagels, oysters, cheese, fresh fruit on a stick, ice cream, cheesecake, barbecued chicken, pizza, doughnuts, cookies, galantine of duck, roast beef sandwiches with chutney on fresh-baked bread, bean sprouts, dried peaches, jumbo cashews and other nuts.
Ole Golly entertained herself usually on nights like this by making some new recipe, like Lobster Thermidor or choucroute garnie, anything that neither she nor Harriet had ever tasted before.
I remember eating three lobster patties with as much gusto as if poor Mary Thurston herself had been there to press me to another.