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 n.— «Lobsters like the shelter of rocks and prefer cold water to warm. They move around a lot and find their food by smell—that’s what the antennas are for—and not by sight. But the whole notion of trapping them may be a misconception. There is some evidence to suggest that the traditional lobster pot, with its two “rooms”—the kitchen and the parlor, as they’re known—and funnel-shaped nets, is not as confining as fishermen think, and that the bugs come and go more or less as they please.» —“Lobsters That Got Away, and Those That Didn’t ” by Charles McGrath in Westport, Massachusetts New York Times Nov. 6, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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