Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as molluscan: as, molluscous softness or flabbiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Molluscan.

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  • adjective molluscan

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Examples

  • Such shoals may be produced when volcanic islands are leveled by waves and ocean currents, and when submarine plateaus, ridges, and peaks are built up by various organic agencies, such as molluscous and foraminiferal shell deposits.

    The Elements of Geology

  • They belong to that species of molluscous perforators which excavate holes in the hardest stone; their shell is rounded at both ends, a feature which is not remarked in the common mussel.

    The Mysterious Island

  • They belong to that species of molluscous perforators which excavate holes in the hardest stone; their shell is rounded at both ends, a feature which is not remarked in the common mussel.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The large claws or pincers of some of these crabs are most beautifully adapted, when drawn back, to form an operculum to the shell, nearly as perfect as the proper one originally belonging to the molluscous animal.

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

  • The large claws or pincers of some of these crabs are most beautifully adapted, when drawn back, to form an operculum to the shell, nearly as perfect as the proper one originally belonging to the molluscous animal.

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

  • All the flabby theories, and the molluscous formations, and the immediate purgatories of speculation will go by the board.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • Out of hundreds of specimens, three or four perfect ones were all that this collector could ever manage to extract, the molluscous wood-destroyer being very soft and fragile.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • Finally, and this is perhaps one of the most curious circumstances, the process of formation appears to have been, at least in some respects, the same in the eyes of these molluscous animals as in the eyes of vertebrates.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • Cuttle-fishes (_Cephalopoda_) are animals belonging to the molluscous primary division of the animal kingdom, which division contains animals formed upon a type of structure utterly remote from that on which the animals of the higher division provided with a spinal column are constructed.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • She seemed no longer the molluscous little creature he had once thought her, but a woman, capable of much suffering, of some determination, of real affection.

    Despair's Last Journey

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