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Sidle (SY-duhl)

To move sideways like a crab

Common clues: Walk laterally; Walk like a crab; Emulate a crab; Move furtively

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 59080 / 86800

Video: Captain John’s hermit crab dance

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short "tail", or where the abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. They are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and are armed with a single pair of chelae (claws). Crabs are found in all of the world's oceans; there are also many freshwater and terrestrial crabs, particularly in tropical regions. Crabs vary in size from the pea crab, only a few millimetres wide, to the Japanese spider crab, with a leg span of up to 4 m.



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