oyster bed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oyster bed a workplace where oysters are bred and grown
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oyster bed a breeding place for oysters; a place in a tidal river or other water on or near the seashore, where oysters are deposited to grow and fatten for market. See 1st Scalp n.
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Usage

In literature:

Oyster-beds are often valuable property, and they are rented by various companies.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are the homes of the guardians of the oyster beds, who keep watch and ward through the long winter.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
They stood upon a bed of pearl-oysters, so thick that the sand could not be seen.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
You said you thought there might be pearls in the oyster beds of this bay.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
Your basement too should make an excellent oyster bed.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914" by Various
An oyster bed discovered.
"The Wreck on the Andamans" by Joseph Darvall
Boat-rides are occasionally participated in, and lots of sport is found in raking the river-bed for oysters.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Hannah came up, and ate oysters with us whilst we were in bed together.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
There are oyster beds in Poole Harbour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The oyster-beds are valuable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

It was enough: they felt they could more pleasantly get on,
For (ah, the magic of the fact!) they each knew ROBINSON!
And Mr. SOMERS' turtle was at PETER'S service quite,
And Mr. SOMERS punished PETER'S oyster-beds all night.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And SOMERS sighed in sorrow as he settled in the south,
For the thought of PETER'S oysters brought the water to his mouth.
He longed to lay him down upon the shelly bed, and stuff:
He had often eaten oysters, but had never had enough.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

On any given day at the Oyster Bar at Grand Central, some 30 varieties of oysters — hailing from Long Island, Canada, Cape Cod, and as far away as New Zealand — are shucked and served on a bed of ice.
Invasive native crown conch destroying oyster, clam beds.
Conch wreaking havoc on oyster beds.
Dikes, huge sea wall, oyster beds.
A fast-growing and rapidly reproducing oriental kelp has been found in San Francisco Bay, and could threaten the commercial oyster beds in Tomales.
At the bar, behind a glass plate, kusshi oysters live on a bed of fresh-shaved ice, announcing their pedigree on a hand-penned placard next to $40 Maine lobster and New England littleneck clams.
At the same time, the harvest of seed oysters for bedding purposes will close in the Hackberry Bay public oyster seed reservation in Jefferson and Lafourche parishes.
True oysters , not to be confused with pearl oysters , are found throughout the world's oceans, usually in shallow waters and in large colonies called beds or reefs.
Both offer an array of blindingly fresh and briny oysters , opened for you when you order them (at least a couple of the offerings at Hog Island come from the company's beds in Tomales Bay).
Dikes, huge sea wall , oyster beds.
Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay.
WPTV News Channel 5 reports Rain from Isaac impacting oyster beds.
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