Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scallop; a pecten; an individual of the Pectinidæ, so called from the form and radiating ridges.

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Examples

  • We were taken up to the first floor by the tiled staircase, with a plaster fan-shell ceiling, and were shown into the best room -- the room belonging to the master of the house.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

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