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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCH

At Conch, by this time, the mail-boat would be due on the southward trip.

They caught the Black Eagle at anchor in Conch that evening.

A conch shell was kept at the spring, some distance from the house.

Paul started to his feet from the conch on which he had thrown himself.

No,” said Thérèse, from the conch, “I will go nowhere with you.

Among the effects placed in your sea chest you will find a conch shell.

It has been ground down and repolished, apparently, from the conch.

It is that of a purple murex; and yonder larger one on the desk is a conch.

Just at day-break the Conch gave the command to put out the fire.

"Now for the test," cried the Conch, trembling with excitement.

WORD ORIGIN

type of shell, early 15c., from Latin concha "shellfish, mollusk," from Greek konkhe "mussel, shell," from PIE root *konkho-. The name for natives of Florida Keys since at least 1833; the prefered pronunciation there ("kongk") preserves the classical one.

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