Carrier shell

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(Zool.) a univalve shell of the genus Phorus; - so called because it fastens bits of stones and broken shells to its own shell, to such an extent as almost to conceal it.

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An unexploded First World War carrier shell, used as a doorstop for 40 years, was removed from a Birmingham factory yesterday by the bomb squad.
Police officers accompanied members of the Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal unit as they took the carrier shell off of the premises.
carrier shell -- turkey wing -- lace murex -- angle wing -- crown conch -- slippersnail -- lightning whelk -- white baby ear --
WASHINGTON -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today alerted owners of certain Graco SnugRide infant car seats of a recall to check for missing components on the base or the carrier shell.
When a Medigap carrier shells out tens of thousands of dollars during a long illness, leaving little or nothing to be paid by the patient, friends and family of that patient have a very long memory about the insurance carrier that paid so well.

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