Some articles on shell, shells:

La Hitte System - Specifications
... Ammunition 4 kg shell ... They were able to shoot at 3,000 meters either regular shells, ball-loaded shells or grapeshot ... The system was muzzle-loading, and the shells could only be exploded at two set distances ...
Lima (genus)
... Lima is a genus of file shells or file clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Limidae, the file shells, within the subclass Pteriomorphia ... The shells are obliquely trigonal, and strongly radially ribbed, the ribs scabrous to spinose ...
Lovell Augustus Reeve - Bibliography
... Reeve was the author of many publications on mollusc shells, the best known of which is Conchologia iconica, or, Illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals, which spanned 20 ... Conchologia iconica, or, Illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals ...
Clibanarius Erythropus - Ecology
... A variety of different gastropod shells are used by C ... which collectively account for 85% of all individuals studies in the Azores in the Mediterranean, shells of Cerithium, Alvania montagui and Pisania ... can cover large distances, and that globose shells allow them greater mobility than elongate ones ...
Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley - Bibliography
... Index to Catalogue of recent bivalve shells 1840 The young conchologist's book of species. 1843 An illustrated, enlarged, and English edition of Lamarck's Species of shells comprising the whole of the recent additions in Deshayes' last French edition, with numerous species not noticed by that ... Wood (London) 1855 Ipsa Linnaei conchylia The shells of Linnaeus, determined from his manuscripts and collections also, an exact reprint of the Vermes ...

Famous quotes containing the word shells:

    The only fruit which even much living yields seems to be often only some trivial success,—the ability to do some slight thing better. We make conquest only of husks and shells for the most part,—at least apparently,—but sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    As many as the shells that are on the shore, so many are
    the pains of love; the darts that wound are steeped in
    much poison.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    The etymologist finds the deadest word to have been once a brilliant picture. Language is fossil poetry. As the limestone of the continent consists of infinite masses of the shells of animalcules, so language is made up of images or tropes, which now, in their secondary use, have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)