The cowry shell is, with the same object, tied round the neck or pasterns of a valued horse, or on a cow or buffalo.
The cowry has never had a lip that was not thickened, nor an exterior that was not porcellanous.
The ne plus ultra of mollusks to the collector is without doubt the genus Cypraea, comprising the cowry shells.
Some cowry (Cypræa arabica) shells are then thrown into the tank, and the vessel is filled with water, and taken to the house.
It was probably by the Arabs that the cowry was introduced to the east coast of Africa.
Two things are essential to the astrologer, namely, a bag of cowry shells (Cypræa moneta), and an almanac.
The use of the cowry and gold models of the cowry goes back to an early time in Ægean history.
Her prize was a long water gourd strapped with leather and decorated with cowry shells.
They asked if I could send them some cowry shells, which they use as decorations for the dance.
The transference in meaning from "cowry" to "bead" is illustrated in Kaffir in-tsimbi "beads."