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shrimp

SHRIMP, v.t. To contract. [Not in use.]

SHRIMP, n. [supra.]

1. A crustaceous animal of the genus Cancer. It has long slender feelers, claws with a single, hooked fang, and three pair of legs. It is esteemed delicious food.

2. A little wrinkled man; a dwarf; in contempt.




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SHRIMP, v.t. To contract. [Not in use.]

SHRIMP, n. [supra.]

1. A crustaceous animal of the genus Cancer. It has long slender feelers, claws with a single, hooked fang, and three pair of legs. It is esteemed delicious food.

2. A little wrinkled man; a dwarf; in contempt.


SHRIMP, n. [supra.]

  1. A crustaceous animal of the original genus Cancer. It has long slender feelers, claws with a single, booked fang, and three pair of legs. It is esteemed delicious food.
  2. A little wrinkled man; a dwarf; in contempt. – Shak.

SHRIMP, v.t. [D. krimpen; Dan. skrumper, to crumple, to shrink; G. schrumpfen; W. crom, crwm, bending or shrinking in.]

To contract. [Not in use.] – Echard.


Shrimp
  1. To contract] to shrink.

    [Obs.]
  2. Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.

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  3. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.

    This weak and writhled shrimp. Shak.

    Opossum shrimp. (Zoöl.) See under Opossum. -- Spector shrimp, or Skeleton shrimp (Zoöl.), any slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella and allied genera. See Illust. under Læmodopoda. -- Shrimp catcher (Zoöl.), the little tern (Sterna minuta). -- Shrimp net, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.

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Shrimp

SHRIMP, verb transitive To contract. [Not in use.]

SHRIMP, noun [supra.]

1. A crustaceous animal of the genus Cancer. It has long slender feelers, claws with a single, hooked fang, and three pair of legs. It is esteemed delicious food.

2. A little wrinkled man; a dwarf; in contempt.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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