Swimming bell
Swimming Swim"ming, a. 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. [1913 Webster]

2. Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes. [1913 Webster]

{Swimming bell} (Zo["o]l.), a nectocalyx. See Illust. under {Siphonophora}.

{Swimming crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of marine crabs, as those of the family {Protunid[ae]}, which have some of the joints of one or more pairs of legs flattened so as to serve as fins. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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