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capiz

(ˈkæpɪz)
n
(Zoology) the bivalve shell of a mollusc (Placuna placenta) found esp in the Philippines and having a smooth translucent shiny interior: used in jewellery, ornaments, lampshades, etc. Also called: jingle shell or window shell
[from the native name in the Philippines]

ca•piz

(kəˈpiz, kæ-)

n.
1. a Pacific bivalve mollusk of the genus Placuna, common in Philippine waters, having a translucent inner shell used in making lamps and decorative objects.
2. the shell itself.
[of undetermined orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capiz - marine bivalve common in Philippine coastal waters characterized by a large thin flat translucent shell
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
genus Placuna, Placuna - windowpane oysters
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In the oysters examined at 2 sites in Capiz, the prevalence and intensity of ciliates were low, and no pathological changes were observed on the gills or lumina of digestive diverticula.
For the frame, either use wire or the Capiz Three Tier Pendant, pounds 34.
Other fatalities were recorded in the neighbouring provinces of Romblon, Cotabato, Antique and Capiz, Gordon added.
The company now offers chargers in every material imaginable: glass, metal, bamboo, rattan, polypropylene, leather (both faux and genuine), velvet, mother-of-pearl, capiz shells and every variety of inlay.
Create the perfect atmosphere with a pair of handmade capiz shell lanterns to gently light the patio on long summer evenings.
Still at John Lewis, save more than 50 percent on the Capiz hour glass pendant shade, now pounds 25 from pounds 55.
Most homes display a parol outside their windows (usually a star-shaped lantern signifying the Star of Bethlehem that can be made simply from bamboo sticks and colourful cellophane or the more elaborate capiz shells).
33) Some time in December 1980, while working as quarry officer at Panit-an, Capiz, Philippines, he experienced what he considered as a "concrete and real" encounter with Jesus Christ.
It's hard to beat the variety at high street stores such as Laura Ashley - look out for the Daliya chandelier which is hung with individual capiz discs, priced pounds 60 or pounds 125.
The Capiz wind chime by Habitat is a must-have this summer: hang under your umbrella as the finishing touch to your garden re-vamp or hang from a tree to add colour and interest to a plain space.
50, DINNER PLATE, pounds 10; SINNAMAY CAPIZ BOWL, pounds 35; SQUARE DISH, pounds 30; SET OF FOUR NAPKIN RINGS, pounds 18; WHITE WINE GLASS, pounds 7.
Philippine congressman Rodriguez Dadivas, whose Capiz Province was home to some 30 comfort women that rejected atonement money from Japan's Asian Women's Fund, said his proposal has been referred to a committee for deliberation.