Examples of spiny in a Sentence
this promises to be a spiny problem to negotiate
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A Kitsap County man dove off a dock in Liberty Bay Wednesday evening, headfirst into a school of spiny dogfish sharks.
From the visitors who fill dive charters out of Key Largo to the local fishing industry's catches of spiny lobsters, grouper, snapper and other species, nearly everything in the Florida Keys is tied in some way to the reefs.
Some offered complimentary tea tasting or a sample of rambutan, a tropical spiny red fruit.
The Buck Moth caterpillar has a reddish head and small white spots and spiny barbed structures protruding from each segment of its body.
Home to a giant complex of Shinto shrines, an ancient tradition of amulet-wearing female divers, and delicious spiny lobsters served in every form—including soft serve.
Spiny dogfish care caught from Maine to North Carolina on the East Coast, and the catch grew from less than 4 million pounds in 2005 to nearly 19 million pounds in 2015.
The plant is usually biennial, the first year growing a thick rosette of spiny leaves, the second year sending a flower stalk 2 to 6 feet into the air.
Sheila Patek, a biologist at Duke University, is an expert in spiny lobsters, among other oddities of the animal kingdom, and several years ago discovered that some species of the clawless crustaceans do something utterly unusual.
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First Known Use of spiny
SPINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spiny for English Language Learners
: having or covered with many sharp, pointed parts
SPINY Defined for Kids
Definition of spiny for Students
: covered with spines
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