oyster shell


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Noun1.oyster shell - a shell of an oysteroyster shell - a shell of an oyster      
shell - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
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oyster shell

nconchiglia di ostrica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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In one place, five hundred feet above the sea, the perpendicular bank on the upper side of the road was ten or fifteen feet high, and the cut exposed three veins of oyster shells, just as we have seen quartz veins exposed in the cutting of a road in Nevada or Montana.
Simply at the point I started from, namely, those oyster shells are there, in regular layers, five hundred feet above the sea, and no man knows how they got there.
Now for our little tableau!" Ida pushed the champagne bottles obtrusively forward, in the direction of the door, and scattered oyster shells over the cloth.
The room was full of the blue wreaths of smoke, and the lamp-light shone through the thin haze upon gold-topped bottles, plates, napkins, and a litter of oyster shells and cigarettes.
The footman led the way toward the paling through the boards and the bricks, the oyster shells and the broken crockery, that strewed the ground.
Weller, stirring a glass of brandy-and-water, of which one was placed before every gentleman when the oyster shells were removed--'Mr.
The room, circular in form, was very spacious; but the tables were so thickly set and the drinkers so numerous, that all that the tavern contained, men, women, benches, beer-jugs, all that were drinking, all that were sleeping, all that were playing, the well, the lame, seemed piled up pell-mell, with as much order and harmony as a heap of oyster shells. There were a few tallow dips lighted on the tables; but the real luminary of this tavern, that which played the part in this dram-shop of the chandelier of an opera house, was the fire.
In cases where oyster habitat is limited but larval supply is plentiful, restoration practitioners will first augment mudflat with oyster shell, cement "reef balls," or other hard substrata before considering the implementation of more aggressive restoration techniques like stock enhancement or oyster gardening (Brumbaugh & Coen 2009).
High in nutritional value they are rich in minerals such as zinc and iron as well as vitamins A, B1, B2 and C Oyster shell is used in traditional Chinese medicine to help with hypertension, heart palpitations, insomnia, dizziness, blurry vision, cold sweats and swollen lymph glands An oyster's blood is colourless There is no way of telling male oysters from females by examining their shells While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their lives
If hens were having to consume a lot of something like ground oyster shell, perhaps they had a calcium overdose and the vinegar helps to offset it.
The surface area of each oyster shell used in this study was approximated (n = 119 shells; 120 shells were deployed but one was broken and was therefore excluded from analysis) with http://www.sketchandcalc.