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Catch a Crab (To)

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In rowing, is to be struck with the handle of one’s oar; to fall backwards. This occurs when the rower leaves his oar too long in the water before repeating the stroke. In Italian granchio is a crab, and pigliar il granchio is to “catch a crab,” or a Tartar.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cats
Catacomb
Cataian
Catalogue Raisonné (French)
Catamaran
Cataphrygians
Catarrh
Catastrophe
Catch
Catch a Crab (To)
Catch a Tartar
Catch as Catch can
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Catch Out (To)
Catch your Hare (First)
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Catehpenny
Catchpole
Catch Weights

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