Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bank on which oysters grow; an oyster-bed.

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Examples

  • Also William Wood, who left New England in 1633, speaks, in his "New England's Prospect," published in 1634, of "a great oyster-bank" in Charles River, and of another in the Mystic, each of which obstructed the navigation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • And so it proved, for the tide had gone out and the boat was high and dry on an oyster-bank!

    Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868)

  • There is an oyster-bank, some one hundred feet high, overhanging the road in massive ledges that consist wholly of oyster-valves, with only earth enough to bind them together.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • Also William Wood, who left New England in 1633, speaks, in his "New England's Prospect," published in 1634, of "a great oyster-bank" in Charles River, and of another in the Mistick, each of which obstructed the navigation of its river.

    Cape Cod

  • A mollusk is a cheap edition {of man} with a suppression of the costlier illustrations, designed for dingy circulation, for shelving in an oyster-bank or among the seaweed.

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