from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of bivalve mollusks consisting of razor clams.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of razor-clams, of the family Solenidæ, including those species in which the hinge-teeth are several and the shell is curved.
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- n. razor clams
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The specific label jamaicensis is named for Jamaica, the country, and from the Latin ensis (which means belonging to a place).
Ter, quater, atque iterum cito vorpalissimus ensis
'Tis the common humour of them all, to contemn death, to wish for death, to confront death in this case, Quippe queis nec fera, nec ignis, neque praecipitium, nec fretum, nec ensis, neque laqueus gravia videntur; 'Tis their desire (saith Tyrius) to die.
Túncque Imperator addit hæc verba: Ergo scitote, quod ex nunc verbum meum acutum et scindens erit vt meus ensis: [i. cathedra.]
Sed cum successu ipso truculentior, alacritate nimia procurreret, ensis manu excidit.
T鷑cque Imperator addit h鎐 verba: Ergo scitote, quod ex nunc verbum meum acutum et scindens erit vt meus ensis: [i. cathedra.]
Various shells come in handily also; amongst those may be mentioned the common razor shells (Solen ensis and siliqua), several of the Venus shells, the common limpets, the chitons, several of the trochi, and last, but not least, the shells of the speckled scallop (Pecten varius).
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
In Ovid's poetry, the proportion of instances of _ensis_ to instances of _gladius_ is about 90: 30; in the poetry of exile, it is 21: 3.
"Nicholaus Cancer de Coesze, cler [icus] Trever [ensis] dioc [esis]".
Potest enim unus tot uocabulis gladius agnosci; haec enim unitatum iteratio potius est non numeratio, uelut si ita dicamus "ensis mucro gladius," repetitio quaedam est eiusdem non numeratio diuersorum, uelut si dicam "sol sol sol," non tres soles effecerim, sed de uno totiens praedicauerim.