Porcelain shell

(Zool.) a cowry.

See also: Porcelain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Strips of aluminum built into a porcelain shell help a new mug -- heat.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that fits over the front of the tooth after some of the enamel has been drilled off.O
The procedure involves removing surface enamel before covering the tooth with a strong porcelain shell.
But its porcelain shell also contains a solid waxlike substance, called a phase change material, sandwiched between thin strips of aluminum.
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.