Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the rococo decoration of the eighteenth century, said of motives having curved lines similar to those of a sea-shell.

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Examples

  • Where the trampled slope rose from the creek I came upon a small but solid house, built of gray and ruddy sandstones, a quaint, shell-curved penthouse above the open doorway.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker

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