Some articles on shell, shells:

La Hitte System - Specifications
... Ammunition 4 kg shell ... They were able to shoot at 3,000 meters either regular shells, ball-loaded shells or grapeshot ... The system was muzzle-loading, and the shells could only be exploded at two set distances ...
Lima (genus)
... Lima is a genus of file shells or file clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Limidae, the file shells, within the subclass Pteriomorphia ... The shells are obliquely trigonal, and strongly radially ribbed, the ribs scabrous to spinose ...
Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley - Bibliography
... Index to Catalogue of recent bivalve shells 1840 The young conchologist's book of species ... enlarged, and English edition of Lamarck's Species of shells comprising the whole of the recent additions in Deshayes' last French edition, with numerous species not noticed by that ... Wood (London) 1855 Ipsa Linnaei conchylia The shells of Linnaeus, determined from his manuscripts and collections also, an exact reprint of the Vermes testacea of the 'Systema naturae' and 'M ...
Lovell Augustus Reeve - Bibliography
... Reeve was the author of many publications on mollusc shells, the best known of which is Conchologia iconica, or, Illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals, which spanned 20 volumes and contained about 27,000 figures ... Conchologia iconica, or, Illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals ...
Clibanarius Erythropus - Ecology
... A variety of different gastropod shells are used by C ... studies in the Azores in the Mediterranean, shells of Cerithium, Alvania montagui and Pisania maculosa are most used by C ... select substrates where they can cover large distances, and that globose shells allow them greater mobility than elongate ones ...

Famous quotes containing the word shells:

    Sing there upon the beach
    Till all’s beyond death’s reach,
    And empty shells reply
    That all things flourish.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    It was the most wild and desolate region we had camped in, where, if anywhere, one might expect to meet with befitting inhabitants, but I heard only the squeak of a nighthawk flitting over. The moon in her first quarter, in the fore part of the night, setting over the bare rocky hills garnished with tall, charred, and hollow stumps or shells of trees, served to reveal the desolation.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The only fruit which even much living yields seems to be often only some trivial success,—the ability to do some slight thing better. We make conquest only of husks and shells for the most part,—at least apparently,—but sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)