Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as peasecod.

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Examples

  • There was once a little boy whose name was Lars, and because he was so little he was called Little Lasse; he was a brave little man, for he sailed round the world in a pea-shell boat.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • ‘I have sailed round the world in a pea-shell boat.’

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Everything was the same as before; the crow in the birch tree, the cat on the grass, and the pea-shell fleet on the shore.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • The pea-shell boats had travelled so far that they only looked like little specks on the ocean.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Perhaps you also have sailed round the wide world once in a pea-shell boat.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Mrs. Pendleton, who was splitting a pea-shell with her thumb in order to ascertain the size and quality of the peas, murmured soothingly, "Just a minute, dear"; and the girl, finding it impossible to share her mother's enthusiasm for slaughtered animals, fell back again into the narrow shade of the stalls.

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  • THERE was once a little boy whose name was Lars, and because he was so little he was called Little Lasse; he was a brave little man, for he sailed round the world in a pea-shell boat.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • 'Come, then,' said the dream-boy, 'and let us sail in your pea-shell boats.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Little Lasse straightened himself up stiff, and answered: 'I have sailed round the world in a pea-shell boat.'

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • The beautiful drawing of the pea-shell with its seeds, in

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

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