The hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean
Used with reference to a state of shyness or introversion
She shall; she will
the shell of a crab
An artillery shell which releases poison gas upon bursting (now chiefly historical).
= pea pod.
Any of several elongated marine bivalve molluscs that resemble the razor shell; especially (in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean) Pharus legumen (family Solecurtidae), and (in the western Atlantic) razor clams of the genus Siliqua (family Solenidae).
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
= acorn barnacle.
The shell of an agate snail.
Any of various marine shells thought to resemble a crown (frequently with distinguishing word indicating the origin of the shell or the shape of the crown); (in later use) specifically the shell of any whelk or conch of the genus Melongena, found off the coasts of tropical America.
A date mussel.
Any of various large marine gastropod molluscs allied to the tritons and having a heavily built knobbly shell, now mostly placed in the family Bursidae.
A hand grenade or other hand-thrown shell.
The carapace of a turtle, crustacean, etc.
Any of various bivalve molluscs, chiefly members of the superfamily Cardioidea, the two shell valves of which together form the shape of a heart.
North American = band shell.
Relating to or designating a crab (or other crustacean) whose shell has not yet fully hardened after moulting.
A shell which is lined with nacre or mother-of-pearl; the substance of such shells, as a material or commodity.
The pear-shaped shell of a tropical marine gastropod mollusc of the genus Ficus or family Ficidae; the mollusc itself; also called fig shell.
The shell of a freshwater mollusc, especially as contrasted with a marine or terrestrial one.
Any of various marine gastropod molluscs of the families Muricidae and Thaididae.
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.