Definition of Shellwork

1. n. Work composed of shells, or adorned with them.



Definition of Shellwork

1. Noun. decoration made from patterns of shells ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellwork

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellwork

shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof
shells
shellshock
shellshocked
shellsuit
shellsuited
shellsuits
shellwork (current term)
shellworks
shelly
shelta
sheltas
shelter
shelter deck
shelter dog
shelter dogs
shelter tent
shelterbelt
shelterbelts
sheltered
sheltered workshop
sheltered workshops

Literary usage of Shellwork

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Antiquities of the Upper Gila and Salt River Valleys in Arizona and New Mexico by Walter Hough (1907)
"shellwork Olivella shells were prepared for beads by grinding away the apex and base; conns shells were likewise worked; and the Pacific clam was drilled ..."

2. Old Glasgow and Its Environs: Historical and Topographical by Robert Reid (1864)
"Mr Perrot has just arrived here from London with the rno>t exact and beautiful models of the following grottos and shellwork, viz:— " 1st, The Royal Grotto ..."

3. Japan Day by Day, 1877, 1878-79, 1882-83 by Edward Sylvester Morse (1917)
"The shell-work in little boxes, and birds made of shells perched in hanging rings and many other graceful devices in shellwork, recalled to my mind the ..."

4. Japan Day by Day, 1877, 1878-79, 1882-83 by Edward Sylvester Morse (1917)
"The shell-work in little boxes, and birds made of shells perched in hanging rings and many other graceful devices in shellwork, recalled to my mind the ..."

5. Picturesque Dublin: Old and New by Frances A. Gerard (1898)
"... Mrs. Delany rather overdid Delville with shellwork. But this is a common fault with amateurs. The temple was surrounded with a frieze of shells, ..."

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