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  • n. Plural form of clamshell.


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  • Highland Park proposal, food containers made of polystyrene would be banned with the exception of so-called clamshells, which feature a hinge that allows the top half to close over the bottom. - News

  • The polystyrene foam ban would force restaurants and stores to find alternative egg cartons, meat trays, plates, "clamshells" and cups.

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  • First Alert smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are packaged in clear plastic "clamshells," a packaging style popular with consumers because it allows them to see products before purchasing.


  • Like many of you, I hate the frustration of struggling with packages that are hard to open -- particularly those impenetrable clear plastic "clamshells" fitted around everything from inkjet cartridges to cordless telephones.

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  • Starting this month, KFC in the UK and Ireland will switch its burger packaging from cardboard "clamshells" to paper wrappers, and its individual-portion meals from cardboard boxes to paper bags.


  • Amazon is focusing first on two kinds of items: those enclosed in hard plastic cases known as "clamshells" and those secured with plastic-coated wire ties, commonly used in toy packaging.

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  • However, this book does make one reconsider one's own home, and see the accidental splash of color, the bike helmet perched on a coffee table book, the bewildering collection of Ganesh statues, say, the giant clamshells on the mantel, in a different light.

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  • Their micro greens are sold boxed in small and large clamshells, and are certified Organic.

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  • The vanity mirror was chipped and tarnished, and the twin sinks looked like big clamshells.

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  • “Are you saying my ears look like clamshells and my hair like dry seaweed?”

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