Try to conceive of this mollusk gravely applying for an official position, of any kind under the sun!
It is n't a mollusk's shell, either; it 's a caddice-worm's shell.
But according to the chemist the Murex mollusk made a mistake in hitching the bromine to the wrong carbon atoms.
It is a mollusk because it has a mantle, a foot, and a radula.
"A mollusk," said the chaplain, bringing out the word emphatically.
He desired the shell of the mollusk that burrowed in the cleft of the cliff.
He had a heart of gold, a silver tongue, and the spine of a mollusk.
The mollusk has years in which to build her spiral, so she makes it very perfectly.
Colonial records show us that the early colonists were not slow in learning to "tread out" this mollusk from the mud flats.
Does not a bird possess a higher degree of life than a mollusk, or a turtle?
|mollusk or mollusc |
Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Mollusca, usually living in water and often having a hard outer shell. They have a muscular foot, a well-developed circulatory and nervous system, and often complex eyes. Mollusks include gastropods (snails and shellfish), slugs, octopuses, squids, and the extinct ammonites. Mollusks appear in the fossil record in the early Cambrian Period, but it is not known from what group they evolved.