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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shell of a terrestrial mollusk, as of any pulmonate gastropod.

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  • If, therefore, we except the eighteen marine, the one fresh-water, and one land-shell, which have apparently come here as colonists from the central islands of the Pacific, and likewise the one distinct

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • It proves to be a Cochlogena, or land-shell of a very peculiar form; 176 with it I found six other kinds; and in another spot an eighth species.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • It proved to be a Cochlogena, or land-shell of a very peculiar form; 2 with it I found six other kinds; and in another spot an eighth species.

    Chapter XXI

  • If, therefore, we except the eighteen marine, the one fresh-water, and one land-shell, which have apparently come here as colonists from the central islands of the Pacific, and likewise the one distinct Pacific species of the Galapageian group of finches, we see that this archipelago, though standing in the Pacific Ocean, is zoologically part of America.

    Chapter XVII

  • They may become extinct, or they may endure as varieties for very long periods, as has been shown to be the case by Mr. Wollaston with the varieties of certain fossil land-shell in Madeira, and with plants by Gaston de Saporta.

    II. Variation under Nature. Doubtful Species

  • For instance, until recently not a land-shell was known belonging to either of these vast periods, with the exception of one species discovered by Sir C. Lyell and Dr. Dawson in the carboniferous strata of North America; but now land-shells have been found in the lias.

    X. On the Imperfection of the Geological Record. On the Poorness of Palaontological Collections

  • There were no insects then for the poor bird to feed upon, so it died of starvation and weariness before the day was out; but a little earth that clung in a pellet to one of its feet contained the egg of a land-shell, while the prickly seed of a common Spanish plant was entangled among the winged feathers by its hooked awns.

    Science in Arcady

  • If, therefore, we except the eighteen marine, the one fresh-water, and one land-shell, which have apparently come here as colonists from the central islands of the Pacific, and likewise the one distinct Pacific species of the

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • It proves to be a Cochlogena, or land-shell of a very peculiar form; with it I found six other kinds; and in another spot an eighth species.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • The Bulimi of Chili have been found alive in England in a box packed in cotton after an interval of two years, and the animal inhabiting a land-shell from Suez, which was attached to a tablet and deposited in the British Museum in 1846, was found in 1850 to have formed a fresh epiphragm, and on being immersed in tepid water, it emerged from its shell.

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

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