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pearly nautilus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pearly nautilus cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
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Usage

In literature:

It mirrored all the warm, pearly tints of the inside whorl of the tropic nautilus.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
It is a single-chambered shell, very different from that of the Pearly Nautilus.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
A large fleet of the pearly nautilus was collected close under the vessel's lee.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
They most resembled the Pearly Nautilus, which still lives.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The Pearly Nautilus usually creeps, like a snail, along the bed of the sea.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
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