from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of siphonate bivalve mollusks, of the family Isocardiidæ, or typical of a family Cyprinidæ, having two cardinal teeth and a lateral tooth on each valve. C. islandica is a large species of the North Atlantic. Also
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a surface like that of a steel rasp, were filled with handfuls of broken shells thrown up by the surf from the sea-banks beyond: fragments of echini, bits of the valves of razor-fish, the island cyprina, mactridæ, buccinidæ, and fractured periwinkles, lay heaped together in vast abundance.