It has been a question whether oysters on the half-shell should be served at a lady's lunch.
Oysters on the half-shell and bouillon served in cups are the first two courses.
The subject for anatomical study is then prepared "upon the half-shell."
So Bannertail had grub on the half-shell and nuts on the side for his first course.
On this principle, an oyster on the half-shell might be called an Entomostracan.
A half-dozen such oysters on the half-shell, would make a feast even for the most voracious oyster eater.
September does not always indicate golden sunshine, and ripening corn, and old gold pumpkin pies on the half-shell.
Half′-roy′al, a special kind of millboard or pasteboard; Half′-shell, one-half of a bivalve, as in oysters 'on the half-shell.'
So with their relish of humor; they must hav it on the half-shell with cayenne.
Oysters on the half-shell are served bedded in crushed ice in a soup plate.