Definition of Shell collecting

1. Noun. The collection and study of mollusc shells.

Exact synonyms: Conchology
Generic synonyms: Aggregation, Assembling, Collecting, Collection, Malacology
Derivative terms: Conchologist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shell Collecting

shell
shell-flower
shell-lac
shell-lacs
shell-less
shell-like
shell-likes
shell-pad
shell-paddock
shell-shock
shell-shocked
shell-suit
shell-suits
shell bean
shell bean plant
shell collecting (current term)
shell corporation
shell entity
shell game
shell ginger
shell jacket
shell moulding
shell nail
shell out
shell parakeet
shell plating
shell script
shell scripts
shell shock
shell shocked

Literary usage of Shell collecting

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1. Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China by Robert Fortune (1863)
"... Arrive at Yoku- hama — Insect and shell collecting — Reported difficulty in getting assistance from the natives — How to manage Orientals — Ilaro beetle ..."

2. Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China by Robert Fortune (1868)
"... shell collecting — Reported difficulty in getting assistance from the natives — How to manage Orientals — Rare ..."

3. Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China by Robert Fortune (1863)
"... in Van Dieman's Strait — Arrive at Yoku- hama — Insect and shell collecting — Reported difficulty in getting assistance from the natives — How to manage ..."

4. American Journal of Conchology by George Washington Tryon, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Conchological Section (1867)
"SHELL-COLLECTING IN BRAZIL.—Mr. AD Brown, a zealous conchologist residing at Princeton, NJ, has just departed for Brazil, where he proposes to spend a year ..."

5. The Girl's Own Outdoor Book, Containing Practical Help to Girls on Matters by Charles Peters (1889)
"V.—shell collecting. ' Do you really mean to say, Miss Gertrude, that you have lived all these years by the sea-side and have never once thought about a ..."

6. Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North by Sue Ann Prince (2003)
"Beginning in the Low Countries in the fifteenth century, shell collecting as a hobby- spread quickly throughout Europe.1' Conrad Gesner, Ulisse Aldrovandi, ..."

7. Florida: Gulf Coast by Don Philpott (2003)
"Accessed by the Dunedin Causeway, the island is another get- away-from-it-all location and is ideal for those who like shell-collecting. ..."

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