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the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean
used with reference to a state of shyness or introversion
she shall; she will
another term for abalone.
a large wedge-shaped bivalve mollusc of warm seas which burrows into the seabed where it attaches itself by strong byssus threads
a gouge-shaped boring bit
an egg bought or sold in its natural state in the shell
a short sleeveless top, typically having button fastenings down the back and a simple shape with a high neckline
a marine mollusc which has a low conical shell with a pearly interior, widespread in tropical and temperate seas
North American term for slipper limpet.
a predatory mollusc of warm seas, with a conical, typically intricately patterned, shell. It captures prey by injecting venom, which can be lethal to humans, and the shells are popular with collectors
a small mollusc with a robust shell, occurring in tropical and subtropical seas
a free-swimming bivalve mollusc, the shell of which is typically white and has a rough, ribbed external surface
having a hard shell or outer casing
a mollusc with a long tapering shell, occurring in brackish and marine waters
a marine invertebrate which superficially resembles a bivalve mollusc but has two or more arms of ciliated tentacles (lophophores) that are extended for filter-feeding. Lamp shells are common as fossils
a marine mollusc with a shiny, almost spherical, shell and a large foot
a burrowing marine bivalve mollusc with a relatively thin elliptical shell
a shell of puff pastry with a cooked meat or vegetable filling
a burrowing bivalve mollusc with a long slender shell which resembles the handle of a cut-throat razor
another term for thimblerig.
a mound of domestic waste consisting mainly of shells, common at prehistoric sites
resembling a shell in shape or appearance
fine-quality lime produced by roasting seashells
shells used as a medium of exchange, especially wampum
another term for shell heap.
a delicate pale pink
psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment
a casual outfit consisting of a loose jacket and trousers with elasticated waist, having a soft lining and a shiny polyester outer shell
a marine or freshwater mollusc with a long conical spiral shell
an explosive projectile designed to burst in the air and light up an enemy’s position
another term for tusk shell.
a predatory marine mollusc with a sculptured spiral shell resembling that of a whelk
a burrowing mollusc with a slender tusk-shaped shell, which is open at both ends and typically white, and a three-lobed foot
a predatory mollusc of warm seas, with a heavy ribbed shell that has blunt spines and is typically pale with chestnut markings
a marine bivalve mollusc which has a somewhat triangular shell
a marine mollusc with a shell that forms loose irregular coils, giving it a worm-like appearance
a shallow plastic receptacle that fits over the nipple of a lactating woman to catch any milk that flows
a burrowing bivalve mollusc of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular coloured markings