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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In decorative art, an imitation of shells, or the use of forms borrowed from shells. This motive of decoration was common in the Louis XV. style. See rococo.

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  • Railway telegraphers' jargon meaning "Whom shall we confer with?". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 21, 2013

  • Decoration imitating seashells.

    January 12, 2008