from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of mollusks, representative of the family Harpidæ, having a comparatively wide aperture and ventricose cross-ribbed whorls; the harp-shells. There are several species, of most tropical seas. Lamarck, Jour. Soc. Hist. Nat., 1799. See cut under harp-shell.
  • n. See harpe.


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  • Since he is emphatically mentioned as a “juglar de harpa”, the identification with the composer is not without problem; we can assume that a learned composer, who was capable of reading and writing, led the existence of a cleric.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Only four works are known by him beside Je me merveil and the Vileray La harpa de melodie, which was much admired by his contemporaries.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • You want players of cornetts and sackbutts, not to mention a chittarone, a lyra da braccio, viole da gamba, and an harpa doppia all in Monteverdi's score?


  • The explanation I offered for how Zoogenetes harpa ended up with its present distribution probably also applies to Euconulus fulvus.

    Euconulus fulvus

  • Another land snail with a roughly similar distribution pattern is Zoogenetes harpa, which was the subject of this post.

    Euconulus fulvus

  • Whilst the ranges of some species, such as Zoogenetes harpa, naturally extend across several continents, others are restricted to smaller areas.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • One land snail species whose distribution has been puzzling me is Zoogenetes harpa.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • The past land connections between North America and Asia interest me, because some species of land snails, for example, Zoogenetes harpa, may have used such bridges to migrate between the 2 continents.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Interestingly, however, no specimens of Z. harpa were found during this study.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Hence we meet with the following futures -- harpa Lvt. 19: 13. harpomai Hos.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek


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