from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A large bivalve shell of the East Indies (
Hippopus maculatus), often used as an ornament.
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- noun A large
bivalve shellof the East Indies (Hippopus maculatus), often used as an ornament.
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When he is at last adjusted like a lay-figure, Mr. Chadband, retiring behind the table, holds up his bear's-paw and says, "My friends!"
Could you keep accounts, old knight of the bear's-paw? "