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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brachiopod of the family Terebratutidæ or some related family; by extension, any brachiopod. See lampas.

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Examples

  • I think it probable that critical and unprejudiced examination will show that more than one species of much higher animals have had a similar longevity; but the only example, which I can at present give confidently is the snake's-head lamp-shell (Terebratulina caput serpentis), which lives in our English seas and abounded (as Terebratulina striata of authors) in the chalk.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • The Brachiopods were another group of molluscs, or rather molluscoids for they were not true molluscs, less abundant even then than in previous ages and now surviving only in a few rare and little known types such as the lamp-shell (_Terebratulina_).

    Dinosaurs With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections

  • I think it probable that critical and unprejudiced examination will show that more than one species of much higher animals have had a similar longevity; but the only example which I can at present give confidently is the snake's-head lamp-shell

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • I can at present give confidently is the snake's-head lamp-shell

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • I think it probable that critical and unprejudiced examination will show that more than one species of much higher animals have had a similar longevity; but the only example, which I can at present give confidently is the snake’s-head lamp-shell (Terebratulina caput serpentis), which lives in our English seas and abounded (as

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

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