Definition of Coat-of-mail shell
1. Noun. Primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates.
Generic synonyms: Mollusc, Mollusk, Shellfish
Group relationships: Genus Chiton
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Literary usage of Coat-of-mail shell
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1. On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God: As Manifested in the Creation of by William Kirby (1837)
"It will be readily perceived that I am speaking of the Chiton, or coat-of-mail shell, but when the animal that it covers is examined, it will be found thai, ..."
2. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1837)
"... or coat-of-mail shell, but when the animal that it covers is examined, it will be found that, notwithstanding its multivalve shell, it really belongs to ..."
3. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... n (froup of mollusks, plishments, particularly for his skill in the coat-of-mail shell (order medicine and music. ..."
4. The Natural History of the Order Cetacea: And the Oceanic Inhabitants of the by Henry William Dewhurst (1834)
"CHITON RUBER, <Mt COAT OF MAIL SHELL. THE shell of this animal is oblong, elevated on the back, of a reddish hue ; it is variegated with eight valves, ..."
5. The Conchologist by John Warren (1834)
"Coat of Mail Shell. Inhabitant a Donax. Part in their'pearly shells, at ease attend Moist nutriment; or, under rocks. their food In jointed armor watch. ..."