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Thin-shelled   /θɪn-ʃɛld/   Listen
Thin-shelled

adjective
1.
Of animals or plants that have a thin shell.



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"Thin-shelled" Quotes from Famous Books



... impossible to avoid associating such a formation with the fine, smooth, homogeneous clays and schists, poor in fossils, but showing worm- tubes and tracks, and bunches of doubtful branching things, such as Oldhamia, silicious sponges, and thin-shelled peculiar shrimps. Such formations, more or less metamorphosed, are very familiar, especially to the student of palaeozoic geology, and they often attain a vast thickness. One is inclined, from the great resemblance between ...
— Discourses - Biological and Geological Essays • Thomas H. Huxley



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