razor-shell


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razor-shell

n
(Animals) any of various sand-burrowing bivalve molluscs of the genera Ensis and Solen, which have a long tubular shell. Also called: razorfish or razorclam
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Eat a mint, shall we, bach, for our breath?' They had stumbled across the pebbly wilderness down beneath the parapet, bending to glean winkle or razor-shell, gutted of moist life.