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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Carrier Shell got its name from its uncanny ability to collect and then attach the empty and discarded shells of other mollusks, pieces of coral or sponge and even pebbles and stones onto its own shell.
Take a leaf out of the humble carrier shell, who must know that willful waste makes woeful want.
Waste not, want not-that is the lesson of the carrier shell.
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 --
Answers: 1 - crown conch; 2 - angel wing; 3 - lightning whelk; 4 - white baby ear; 5 - slippersnail; 6 - lace murex; 7 - carrier shell; 8 - turkey wing
Answers: 1 - lace murex; 2 - lightning whelk; 3 - turkey wing; 4 - carrier shell; 5 - slippersnail; 6 - angel wing; 7 - white baby ear; 8 - crown conch
When fully decorated, the carrier shell matches its surroundings on the seabed!
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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