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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of short-tailed ten-footed crustaceans, typified by the genus Porcellana, so called from the smoothness and hardness of the shell; the porcelain-crabs. The antennæ are very long, and the chelæ of great size.
  • In conchology, a family of gastropods: commonly called Marginellidæ.


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