clams

Definitions

  • Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc
    Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clams informal terms for money
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Quotations

  • New England Proverb
    New England Proverb
    “There is only one thing harder than looking for a dewdrop in the dew, and that is fishing for a clam in the clam chowder.”

Usage

In literature:

If he starts in givin' you the third degree, or anything like that, you'd better close up like a clam.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
All I's good for is eels and crabs and clams and sech.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11" by Various
Mince six clams fine and then place in a bowl and add sufficient milk to the clam juice to make one and one-half cups.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
You might as well try to hurt a clam with a pin.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, October 1878, No. 12" by Various
But there is another sort of clam, with a thin shell, and out of one end of it the clam sticks a long thing, like a rubber tube.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's" by Laura Lee Hope
Aleck, a full-fledged biologist, went to the Little Hebrides to work out his fresh and salad theory concerning the nerve system of the clam.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Search for clam-shells on the beach, and select the whitest and most perfectly formed.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
When in full view of each other they were as close-mouthed as clams.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
In all the mounds yet opened, examples of the Unio, or River Mussel, commonly known as the clam have been found.
"The Mound Builders" by George Bryce
Clams are not kind after nightfall.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
The only one who entirely shares my standpoint beside Trnka is the Prime Minister Clam.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
Why not in the form of a cabbage, or a donkey, or a clam?
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
Tuesday and Wednesday we still kept our course northwest, touching at an island or two for oysters and clams.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Sell 'em out to hulls, by clam!
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
There were also shells, some clams, and others of different shapes.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Us clam trees, so us could see and hear.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
As they passed the bluff on the other side of the cove from Captain's Hill, Jimmy suddenly dropped his side of the basket of clams.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
It is so warm you can wear your summer pants, and the water smells of clams that died long ago.
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck
The little muskrat, seeing that her enemy was disheartened, went on cheerfully to the clam-bed.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The edible clams are of several different species.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In poetry:

Harmless and innocent as they,
And free from clam'rous strife,
He reads or sings the time away,
And tastes the sweets of life.
"The Philosopher" by Samuel Bowden
And whan they cam to the fair Dodhead,
Right hastily they clam the peel;
They loosed the kye out, ane and a',
And ranshackled the house right weel.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
Thus, often, we with anguish sore
The dead , in clam'rous grief deplore;
Who, were they once alive again
Would meet the sting of cold disdain!
For FRIENDS, whom trifling faults can sever,
Are valued most , WHEN LOST FOR EVER!
"Mistress Gurton's Cat" by Mary Darby Robinson
White were the billows, wide display'd
The clouds were black and low;
The Bittern shriek'd, a gliding shade
Seem'd o'er the waves to go !
The livid flash illum'd the clam'rous main,
While ZELMA pour'd, unmark'd, her melancholy strain.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
CES. It would seem that we have nothing more to consider upon this
proposition. Let us see now, how this quiver and bow of Eros display the
sparks around, and the knot of the string, which hangs down with the
legend, which is: Subito, clam.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno
Out spoke the ancient fisherman,--"Now bring me my harpoon!
I'll get into my fishing-boat, and fix the fellow soon."
Down fell that pretty innocent, as falls a snow-white lamb,
Her hair drooped round her pallid cheeks, like sea-weed on a clam.
"The Ballad Of The Oysterman" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The WDFW is accepting public comments through Oct 9 on digging days and other management options for additional razor clam digs later this season.
The department will announce additional razor clam digs later this month.
Razor-clam dig gets go-ahead for Oct 13-18.
OLYMPIA – The first razor-clam dig of the season will get under way Saturday at four ocean beaches.
The department will announce additional razor-clam digs later this month.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.
Razor-clam dig approved for Oct 13-18.
The first razor-clam dig of the season will get under way on evening tides Oct 13 at four ocean beaches.
The first razor-clam dig of the 2012-13 season is scheduled to open Saturday on four beaches.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled a razor-clam dig in mid-October – the first of the fall season – while continuing to accept public comments on future digs.
First fall razor clam dig tentatively scheduled for October.
The state is soliciting public comment on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.
State adds second razor clam dig in April.
A Skinny Clam That's Big With Chefs.
Razor clam ceviche with grapefruit.
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In science:

The recurrence from Theorem 6.12 will be used to prove this clam by induction on the total number of vertices in A and B .
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
The clam that they are, with high probability, disjoint, follows instead from the fact that this random subgraph is subcritical (since 2αR2 < 1) and hence decomposes in trees and unicyclic components.
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
The universe begins with φ = φ0 and clams up to the local maximum of V (φ) at which φ reaches φ1 .
Some characteristics of three exact solutions of Einstein equations minimally coupled to a Quintessence field
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