Porcelain shell

(Zool.) a cowry.

See also: Porcelain

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Red mullet with mussels and clams, fresh beans and salty sea herbs came served in a novel porcelain shell alongside a generous glass of English Kenton Vineyard Bacchus 2014, Devon's equivalent of a Sancerre-style wine.
But its porcelain shell also contains a solid waxlike substance, called a phase change material, sandwiched between thin strips of aluminum.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that fits over the front of the tooth after some of the enamel has been drilled off.
The procedure involves removing surface enamel before covering the tooth with a strong porcelain shell.
Strips of aluminum built into a porcelain shell help a new mug -- heat.
She made the piece by brushing clay onto both sides of each page of the nine volumes of a colonial-era History of India and then letting the paper burn away in the subsequent firing, leaving crumbly, wrinkled porcelain shells of books whose sides resembled the swirls of crashing waves.
They are thin porcelain shells that are stuck over the front of the tooth.
Whiter teeth also can be achieved with veneers, molded porcelain shells that are fitted onto the outside of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers --thin, semi-translucent porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to teeth--can provide an aesthetic improvement.