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round clam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n round clam an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
    • n round clam Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Round clam (Zoöl) the quahog.
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Usage

In literature:

Langley ain't the man to chuck his good opinions round like clam shells.
"Cap'n Eri" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
They wa'n't Cunarder dudes, but they could make a crew hop 'round like a sand-flea in a clam bake.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Set him to grubbin' clams, Abram, but don't let him fool 'round the Ledge.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
He did not find any one to tell him what it was, but one day he saw a round, brown animal hunched up on the bank eating a clam.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Mix thoroughly and then fill into well-cleaned clam shells, rounding up on top.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The soft clam is long and thin, instead of being almost round, like a hard clam.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
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In poetry:

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