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Subject: RE: (urth) The leatherskin
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 09:42:24 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

> >Way back on October 18, 1999 I argued that the leatherskin=20
> >has twelve legs and no one has bothered arguing with my
> >conclusions yet. What I said then:
> >----------------
> >The leatherskin, one of the largest I have ever seen, stood=20
> >with six massive legs and half its weight on the starboard=20
> >gunwale, over which silver water cascaded. [OBW (hc), p. 62]
> >----------------

Well, I didn't exactly argue with your conclusion, but I'm
pretty sure I came back with the suggestion that the=20
leatherskin is some kind of crustacean -- my first thought
was a lobster, but on more mature thought I suspect it of
being something like a softshell crab. Except, of course,
much bigger. And with twice as many limbs.



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