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Mollusk  n.  (Written also mollusc)  (Zool.) One of the Mollusca.






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"Mollusk" Quotes from Famous Books



... devilfish is merely a mollusk, and even this name hints at its semiliquid flesh, because it's Latin meaning soft one. The devilfish doesn't belong to the vertebrate branch, and even if it were 500 feet long, it would still be utterly ...
— 20000 Leagues Under the Seas • Jules Verne

... and the spawn of a mollusk! Before you have solved their mysteries, this earth where you first saw them may be a vitrified slag, or a vapor diffused through the planetary spaces. Mysteries are common enough, at any rate, whatever the boys in Roxbury and Dorchester ...
— The Professor at the Breakfast Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)

... did not absolutely replace bread and meat, it furnished an aliment in no whit less nutritive and in a condition capable of being absorbed in large quantities. But as this mollusk is of very easy digestion, it is somewhat dangerous in its use, to ...
— Godfrey Morgan - A Californian Mystery • Jules Verne

... of evil disappear to hu- man thought, and mollusk and radiate are spiritual con- [10] cepts testifying to one creator,—then, earth is full of His glory, and Christian Science has overshadowed all human philosophy, and being is understood in startling contradiction of human hypotheses; ...
— Miscellaneous Writings, 1883-1896 • Mary Baker Eddy

... more clearly the theory I have advanced, I will take a supposititious case. In the southern states of America there is reason to suppose that since the glacial period there has been a great variation in the species of the fresh-water mollusk genus Melania, and in different rivers there are distinct groups of species. Now let us suppose that the glacial period were to return, and that the icy covering, gradually thickening in the north, should push down ...
— The Naturalist in Nicaragua • Thomas Belt

... wife, who, without being Fame, had the privilege of fatiguing with a hundred tongues the ears of men. If, in some brief respite which this lady gave her hearers, Pepe Rey made an attempt to approach his cousin, the Penitentiary attached himself to him instantly, like the mollusk to the rock; taking him apart with a mysterious air to propose to him an excursion with Senor Don Cayetano to Mundogrande, or a fishing party on the clear waters ...
— Dona Perfecta • B. Perez Galdos

... which expresses the essential structural character of the highest animal cover all the rest, as the statement of its powers and faculties covered that of all others? Very nearly. Beast and fowl, reptile and fish, mollusk, worm, and polype, are all composed of structural units of the same character, namely, masses of protoplasm with a nucleus. There are sundry very low animals, each of which, structurally, is a mere ...
— Lectures and Essays • Thomas Henry Huxley



Words linked to "Mollusk" :   shellfish, univalve, lamellibranch, bivalve, Mollusca, shield, coat-of-mail shell, invertebrate, mollusk genus, pelecypod, mollusk family, phylum Mollusca, polyplacophore, carapace, sea cradle, chiton, gastropod, dibranchiate mollusk, mollusc



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