Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mollusk of the family Vermctidæ, or its shell: so called from the long twisted or vermiform shape of the shell. See cut under Vermetus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any species of Vermetus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any member of the sea snail genus Vermetus.

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Examples

  • He used a polished worm-shell cane with pearl inlays to help make up for the lack of buoyancy he had in the air, again heedless of how it might be perceived, as he made his way to where Commandant Minha stood along with the human man, Dillingham.

    Star Trek: TNG: Losing the Peace

  • He used a polished worm-shell cane with pearl inlays to help make up for the lack of buoyancy he had in the air, again heedless of how it might be perceived, as he made his way to where Commandant Minha stood along with the human man, Dillingham.

    Star Trek: TNG: Losing the Peace

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