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  • n. A marine bivalve mollusc, of the genus Tellina, that burrows in the sand, from where it siphons detritus.


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  • Not even a phone call tellin me I was going to get nothin.

    miss-k2 Diary Entry

  • ` Honour bright, 'says I, ` if ye don't call tellin' my captain splittin '.'

    Black Ivory

  • You've got a cinch-nobody to think of but your own precious self -- an 'a lot of young hoodlums makin' eyes at you an 'tellin' you how beautiful your eyes are.


  • Imagine goin 'tae Doyle's office, or the staff room, an' tellin 'everybody your class aw drew big wullies instead o' writin 'their essays.'

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • You kep 'tellin', us 'bout that asteroid full of renegade robots and how we was gonna need this here robot camo to keep 'em from zappin 'us.

    Phule me twice

  • An 'tellin' me ye were a banker, "he added sorrowfully," an 'you wid spurs an' brass buttons stickin 'out all over ye!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Ye're never tired o 'tellin' us whit a favourite ye are wi 'the public.

    Flash For Freedom

  • 'Sometimes, thaa knows, when hoo's a bit fratchy, I plague her wi' tellin 'o' Dickey o '

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • You fetched me clar down yere, footin 'it the hull way, an' now you're lettin 'me off an' tellin 'me to foot it back.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • So he pa gwine whop him fo 'tellin' a fib 'bout dey ain't no ghosts whin yever'body know dey is ghosts; but de school-teacher, whut board at Unc '

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories


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