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Noun1.huitre - edible body of any of numerous oysters
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
oysters Rockefeller - oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell
blue point, bluepoint - oysters originally from Long Island Sound but now from anywhere along the northeastern seacoast; usually eaten raw
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En passant en revue les debris de cette usine que son pere avait developpee a partir d'un seul bateau a huitre, Ladnier estima qu'il faudrait quatre mois au moins avant qu'il ne puisse la rouvrir et que ses employes se remettent au travail.
She is a radically alienated figure, one whose alienation is rendered still more unbearable by virtue of the fact that, with characteristic lucidity, she recognizes it for what it is: "j'etais toute a l'interieur de moi, fermee comme une huitre," she says.
Ces cadres commencent a se refermer comme des huitres et, bizarrement a prendre des conges maladie aussi subits que diplomatiques.
Native to Portugal, Spain and Morocco, it's abundant in England and dominates the marketplace as the huitres creuses in France.
The Ile de Re is famous for its oysters and they are so abundant here that douze huitres, 12 of these extraordinarily ugly creatures, will cost you no more than EUR3 (pounds 2) off a market stall.
The effects of different conditions and types of shoes on the feet are mentioned and a few sociological and literary references included: "Walking shoes exist because we have come to walk for the sake of walking"; "In the translation of novels from the ninetenth century, 'caoutchoucs' is the name given to the kind of shoes worn by important people (for example, the father in Les huitres by Chekhov).