Whelked

Definitions

  • UNDER THE SEA BED Marine Worms, Whelk, Pecten or Scallop and Periwinkle
    UNDER THE SEA BED Marine Worms, Whelk, Pecten or Scallop and Periwinkle
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Whelked Having whelks; whelky; as, whelked horns.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whelked Formed like a whelk; hence, marked or covered with ridges like those of a whelk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Whelked ridged like a whelk
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Wrong form of welk—A.S. wiloc, weoluc, prob. from wealcan, to roll.

Usage

In literature:

It was like finding a whelk- stall in a desert, as she afterwards partially expressed herself.
"Reginald" by Saki
We called them whelks.
"Sir Francis Drake Revived" by Philip Nichols
These names suit it well, for it does not live on oysters, but on mussels, limpets and whelks.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
Although the Octopus and the Cuttle are related to the Snail and Whelk, they have no shell.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
There is not one that I would trust to manage a whelk-stall.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
Look what a whelk they've made on the hoss.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
The genus of Univalves comprising the Whelks.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
During all this excitement the main body of the tribe came straggling back along the beach from their hunting of whelks and mussels.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He identified cowries, whelks, and some excellent specimens of Triton's horn.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
A diet of whelks and winkles not welcome, for my digestion's delicate.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

Yet there's the dye, in that rough mesh,
The sea has only just o'erwhispered!
Live whelks, each lip's beard dripping fresh,
As if they still the water's lisp heard
Through foam the rock-weeds thresh.
"Popularity" by Robert Browning

In news:

Chris Curle/Eagle Correspondent Whelk shells from perhaps two thousand years ago were used to create terraces at Otter Mound Park on Addison Court.
Marine hermits are often found in vacant shells of sea snails such as whelks and conchs.
A Cup of Joe and Some Whelks, Please.
But you won't find fried calamari at seafood-centric Driftwood — more like sautéed whelks with cilantro pistou or black pepper linguine with sea urchin and shaved asparagus.
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