Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In conchology, a notable genus of fresh-water nerites, or limpet-like shells of the family Neritidæ.
  • noun In jewelry-work, a minute hollow vessel of the general form of a bowl, a dish, or the like, used as a pendant or drop, as to an ear-ring.

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Examples

  • In 1298 the great Giotto was called to Rome to design the "navicella" for the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • It's Dante: Per correr miglior acque alza le vele / omai la navicella del mio ingegno, / che lascia dietro a sé mar sí crudele Purgatorio, i.1-3.

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  • It's Dante: Per correr miglior acque alza le vele / omai la navicella del mio ingegno, / che lascia dietro a sé mar sí crudele Purgatorio, i.1-3.

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  • 'navicella,' by such methods as perhaps the antique were made, so that these jewels resemble not a little those found in the Greek and Etruscan sepulchres, although for elegance of form and for taste they are far from equalling them ....

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

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