from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of byssus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of byssus.
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Our recent Pinnæ are all sedentary shells, some of them full two feet in length, fastened to their places on their deep-sea floors by flowing silky byssi, -- cables of many strands, -- of which beautiful pieces of dress, such as gloves and hose, have been manufactured.