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Heart shell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heart shell (Zoöl) any marine, bivalve shell of the genus Cardium and allied genera, having a heart-shaped shell; esp., the European Isocardia cor; -- called also heart cockle.
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Usage

In literature:

But the limb, with a decayed heart, had a stout shell, and the fox soon gave it up in disgust.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
Every shell that screams from those big guns crashes through my heart.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
He touched our hearts, and we shelled out enough to send him on a hundred miles to his people.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
The shell-fishes that bite them are their avaricious hearts.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
A shell had exploded near him, and sent a large fragment clear through his lungs and heart, killing him instantly.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
Each shell wrecks a little more of what was once a home, each crash and falling of bricks brings a little more pain to a breaking heart.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
The young heart in the old shell.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He has made every heart on the ground feel for that broken-shelled turtle.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Any attempt at getting inside the shell which hid Margret's heart from the world her sister-in-law had long given up.
"An Isle in the Water" by Katharine Tynan
She heard the gentle pecking inside the shell, but she thought it was her own heart that was beating.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Jeanne's heart stood still as she heard the reports from the guns and the rushing fearful sound as the shells came toward them.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
This unfavorable expression was, however, only the shell of a warm heart.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
Ears strung to palpitations of heart throbs As sea-shells waver with dim ocean sobs.
"Accolon of Gaul" by Madison J. Cawein
Joy sang in your heart like a purr of a sea-shell.
"The Sick-a-Bed Lady" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Every time I heard a shell approaching I said, 'O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
A bursting shell had struck him above the heart, and his glorious death was instantaneous and without pain.
"Rule of the Monk" by Giuseppe Garibaldi
The Germans planted their guns at two and three miles distance, and threw their shells into the heart of the city.
"From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn" by Henry M. Field
And my heart gave a jubilant leap as I saw a large pearl just within the edge of the shell.
"Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer" by J. W. Duffield
Consider it, oh ye of the hard shell, who plume yourselves on your good hearts and sweet natures!
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 1 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
The acropolis, the pulsing heart of Selinus, is an empty shell.
"Vistas in Sicily" by Arthur Stanley Riggs
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In poetry:

My heart shall keep the child I knew,
When you are really gone from me,
And spend its life remembering you
As shells remember the lost sea.
"Prevision" by Aline Murray Kilmer
That all unworthy I might not be
Of that you had deigned to cause to dwell
Hidden away in the heart of me,
As white pearls hide in a dusky shell.
"Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover" by Laurence Hope
As ocean shells, when taken
From Ocean's bed, will faithfully repeat
Her ancient music sweet —
Ev'n so these words, true to my heart, shall waken!
"To" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
But all that day did something glow
Just where the heart beats; frail and slight,
A germ had slipped its shell, and now
Was pushing softly for the light.
"A Year's Courtship" by Henry Timrod
But if for this he shuts against her
The heart that’s shining in his eyes,
She’ll bring the gift that for the Peri
Unbarred the gate of paradise.
REVENITA.
"To Sanson (02)" by Madge Morris Wagner
The world is happy, the world is wide.
Kind hearts are beating on every side;
Ah, why should we lie so coldly curled
Alone in the shell of this great world?
Why should we any more be alone?
Alone, alone, ah woe! alone!
"Serenade" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

We discuss local ninjas with hearts of gold, the amazing ability of the conch shell to regenerate 'man-parts' when local predators chew them off ( conch 's never learn, do they?
Since hearing that he had a heart attack up on his beloved Kayford Mountain, almost everyone I know has been shell-shocked.
We discuss local ninjas with hearts of gold, the amazing ability of the conch shell to regenerate 'man-parts' when local predators chew them off (conch's never learn, do they?
Soldier's heart, shell shock, battle fatigue — the terms all have been used over time to describe the effects of war on those sent to fight it.
Olive ridleys get their name from the coloring of their heart-shaped shell, which starts out gray but becomes olive green once the turtles are adults.
A berry-laden, heart-shaped chocolate shell shimmers and shines for your Valentine.
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In science:

The heart of the problem is that we do, routinely, simulations in j j coupling because it is the one used in shell model codes, as commanded by the central—more generally monopole—field.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
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