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A large, almost transparent comb jelly with a flattened ribbon-like body, living chiefly in warmer seas.
- ‘Approximately 2 to 5 inches wide, warty comb jellies range from Florida through the West Indies and are also known as sea gooseberries or Venus's girdles.’
- ‘He was mesmerized by a Venus's girdle, a diaphanous bit of jelly sparking tiny rainbows amid its vibrating rows of cilia.’
- ‘‘The creature is named Venus's girdle,’ Neptune whispered and this so delighted me that I burst out laughing.’
- ‘Many comb jellies are round, like small grapes, but the Venus's girdle is very long and flat, and looks like a belt.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.