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Definition of Clamlike
1. resembling a clam [adj]
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Literary usage of Clamlike
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1. Paint Researches and Their Practical Application by Henry Alfred Gardner (1917)
"The word "barnacle" is the popular name for that form of marine Crustacea of the order Cirripedia. which consists of a clamlike body lodged in a shell that ..."
2. Travels in the Great Western Prairies: The Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and by Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1843)
"... gormandizing, unthinking, gilded, clamlike life, that is beginning to me-sure mental and moral worth by the amount of wealth possessed, ..."
3. Guidebook of the Western United States by Joseph Silas Diller (1916)
"Along the beaches of the present day live clamlike mollusks (Pholas) which by turning round and round and using their shells as a sort of auger, ..."
4. Wit and Humor of Bench and Bar by Marshall Brown (1899)
"... neither affirm nor deny, any newspaper article to the effect that he was going to buy the Nickel Plate, and, after this clamlike silence had continued ..."
5. What is Education? by Ernest Carroll Moore (1915)
"They prefer to sit clamlike and noncommittal, to receive and not to give. Yet every one of them, when he first came to school, was as eagerly expressive as ..."
6. The Garden of Asia: Impressions from Japan by Reginald John Farrer (1904)
"Every size, shape, and colour of shell are there, from huge clamlike things to tiny cowries of pink, lilac or grey, strung upon long chains, ..."
7. A Book about Myself by Theodore Dreiser (1922)
"wondering if a country newspaper might not offer an escape from the humdrum and clamlike existence into which I seemed to have fallen. ..."
8. A Text-book in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"... the bivalved appearance, by which the barnacles resemble clamlike mollusks. The acorn barnacles have no stalk and resemble low, blunt pyramids in form. ..."