from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hammer-shell.


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  • The sea seemed to abound with fish; but unhappily, we tore our seine all to pieces at the first haul: Upon the mud banks, under the mangroves, we found innumerable oysters of various kinds; among others the hammer-oyster, and a large proportion of small pearl-oysters: If in deeper water there is equal plenty of such oysters at their full growth, a pearl fishery might certainly be established here to very great advantage.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13


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