Boat shell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boat shell (Zoöl) A marine gastropod of the genus Crepidula. The species are numerous. It is so named from its form and interior deck.
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Usage

In literature:

They were late and missed seeing the boat that fired this shell.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
His shell of a boat, if made topheavy by the sail, would stand small show.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The boat was all pearly like the inside of the mussel shells, and her sail was like moonshine.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The great shell from the ten-inch rifle struck the leading gun-boat of the flotilla.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
The boat whirled about like an egg-shell, completely at the mercy of the waves.
"Dotty Dimple At Home" by Sophie May
Steadily onward moved the boats, pouring all their shells into the lower works.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Life-Boat from an Egg-Shell, 616.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
Some boats had been struck by Turkish shells, but the damages were not serious.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Janey took a lovely little boat, that had been made for her by her uncle, and Polly took her spade and pail to dig for shells.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
As the boat and convoying destroyers drew near to Zeebrugge, shells or bombs began to drop on the water around them.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
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In poetry:

There you are, alone again in a cockle-shell boat,
Fighting on a sea-bed with great clouds from the sky
And rocked by the sea, wild beast, as if by a wet-nurse,
Smothered in song by its iron paps.
"The Sea-Beast" by Tudor Arghezi
"Men," said the Admiral, "I abhor
To litter my boat with the shot and shell,
And it's very untidy to go to war
And scent my sails with the powder smell;
So load the cannon with scouring soap
And sachet powder of heliotrope."
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

ATLANTIC CITY — Crews have begun decontaminating an Atlantic City-based clam boat that was isolated off New Bedford after it pulled up munitions shells tainted with mustard gas.
ATLANTIC CITY — Crews have begun decontaminating an Atlantic City-based clam boat that was isolated off New Bedford after it pulled up munitions shells tainted with mustard gas .
Dredge boat sunk by a Confederate shell on Thanksgiving Day in the James River, 1864.
FILE PHOTO A line of volunteers transfer bags of oyster shells from a boat to spoil island SL 18B in the middle of the Indian River Lagoon in Fort Pierce in 2009 to create 275-feet of oyster reef.
Government shelling of the port area of Misurata, Libya, kept many boats from docking NATO, meanwhile, attacked targets east of the city.
Once in the boat, he noticed the turtle had been tagged with a single metal screw fastened to the upper-right section of its shell.
That could be a kayak, rowing shell, canoe, standup paddle board or a row boat.
Teams have to work together to pick up their 250-300 pound shell, or boat, each person working to hoist it over their heads to bring it from the trailer to the water.
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