Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A call sounded on a horn made of a large shell, usually the conch or strombus.

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Examples

  • _Monday morning he is startled from his dreams by the old "shell-blow" of slavery_, and he arises to endure another week of toil, alternated by the same tantalizing mockeries of freedom.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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