Sand saucer

(Zool.) the mass of egg capsules, or oöthecæ, of any mollusk of the genus Natica and allied genera. It has the shape of a bottomless saucer, and is coated with fine sand; - called also sand collar.

See also: Sand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Billy can be used throughout your primary classes for independent and guided reading and viewing, and it could be the catalyst for some fascinating writing and craft activities, such as egg art and sand saucers, as well as using the illustrations as a model for individual artwork.