• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wreath-shell (Zoöl) A marine shell of the genus Turbo. See Turbo.
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In literature:

At four o'clock in the afternoon the German batteries suddenly wreathed themselves in smoke, and the shells fell fast on Montparnasse.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
I long to make you some wreaths that shall be as lovely as this necklace of many-colored shells.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
The forts, wreathed in smoke, blazed shells among them; their machine guns spraying streams of bullets.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
There was the long brown hair blowing about her face, with a wreath of starry shells in it.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
They came in a body, all in their Sunday's best and hung with wreaths and shells, the insignia of the devil-worker.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I see the star-shells breaking, and nearer than their flare, A wreath of deadly smoke points out that once a town was there.
"Memorial Day and Other Verse" by Helen Leah Reed

In poetry:

We have launched the light canoe
Upon Niagara’s waters blue,
’Tis white and bright as an ocean shell,
Swifter than the sea gull’s wing,
Worthy the hand that will guide it well,
Amid the foam wreaths the wild waves fling.
"White Canoe—A Legend Of Niagara Falls" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In science:

We give a lexicographic shelling for the quotient of the order complex of a Boolean algebra of rank 2n by the action of the wreath product S2 ≀ Sn of symmetric groups, and we provide a partitioning for the quotient complex ∆(Πn )/Sn .
Lexicographic shellability for balanced complexes
Iteratively applying the construction in the proof of Proposition 4.3 yields shellings of wreath products ∂∆ ≀ K from shellings of K .
One-Point Suspensions and Wreath Products of Polytopes and Spheres