He had been editor of a newspaper, an insurance agent, and manager of an oyster-bed.
The name is said to be a corruption of Austerbourne, or oyster-bed.
We might close the booth; the world would be as dull as an oyster-bed.
This idea comes from the fact that an oyster-bed may be free from them one day and the next be covered by these pests.
Part of the moat had become an oyster-bed and was so filled up as to be fordable.
The oyster-bed among the rocks was frequently renewed and furnished excellent molluscs.
If an oyster-bed, a warren, or an orchard was robbed, Pierre Poulailler was sure to be the boy accused.
He had an oyster-bed out in the river and he made cider in the winter, but where he got the apples I don't know.
Now and then they went out to the Silver Pit, an oyster-bed about twenty-five miles from the coast.
I never prowl round the oyster-bed, fighting other gentlemen oysters, making love to lady oysters already married.