conchological


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con·chol·o·gy

 (kŏng-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The collection and study of mollusk shells.

con′cho·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
con·chol′o·gist n.
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The space of open sea running north and south off the west coast, separates two quite distinct conchological provinces; but at the Galapagos Archipelago we have a halting-place, where many new forms have been created, and whither these two great conchological provinces have each sent up several colonists.
They had a little conchological cabinet, and a little metallurgical cabinet, and a little mineralogical cabinet; and the specimens were all arranged and labelled, and the bits of stone and ore looked as though they might have been broken from the parent substances by those tremendously hard instruments their own names; and, to paraphrase the idle legend of Peter Piper, who had never found his way into their nursery, If the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped at more than this, what was it for good gracious goodness' sake, that the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped it!
The conchological illustrations, or coloured figures of all the hitherto unfigured recent shells.
A two-year study, led by zoologist Dr Ben Rowson from the National Museum of Wales and his colleagues, Cardiff University's Bill Symondson and Roy Anderson of the Conchological Society, has discovered eight new species of slug living in the British Isles.
68) This was likely true of the other works in her oeuvre; she had already used preserved specimens in her conchological and botanical illustrations.
A spokeswoman for the state body said: "One third of Ireland's snail, slug and bivalve fauna is under threat of extinction according to the recent Irish Red List by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and the Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland.
Literary immortality may well be denied him, but just before he left on the Grand Tour from which no traveller returns, Cyril Connolly assured his physical immortality in a daughter, Cressida, and a son, Matthew, namesake of the conchological major.
Shells were readily available, even in places nowhere near an ocean: "The rice shells [a type of tiny shelll are brought from the West Indies and are sold by measure, or by the box, at the conchological repositories.