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  • n. The pearl oyster


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  • Those commodities included pearl shell and dried sea cucumber as well as bird of paradise skins and other rare items, and a voyage out to Aru could be the central event of a Buginese trader’s lifetime, like a Moslem’s long pilgrimage to Mecca.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • As difficult would it be to find either as a fellow to the nugget of gold which legend tells was used by a naked black as a sinker when he fished with hook of pearl shell out there on the edge of the coral reef,

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber


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