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Subject: RE: (urth) The leatherskin
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:24:49 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

Actually, since first reading that scene, I've always envisioned
the leatherskin as some kind of lobster ... possibly one with a
slightly softer shell, possibly one that has molted recently;
as for the three jaws, consider this from Thomas Huxley:

   "... when I turn to the forepart of the body I see, at first,=20
   nothing but a great shield-like shell, called technically the=20
   'carapace,' ending in front in a sharp spine, on either side=20
   of which are the curious compound eyes, set upon the ends of=20
   stout movable stalks.  Behind these, on the under side of the=20
   body, are two pairs of long feelers, or antennae, followed by=20
   six pairs of jaws folded against one another over the mouth..."

_Six_ pairs of jaws!?! Okay, that's a bit of overkill... but
perhaps Horn doesn't see them all...



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