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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

I began to think you had gone to see the land 'where corals lie.'
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
Shells, glistening sand, corals, and sea mosses lend beauty of color and form.
Besides rocks and mud there were abundant crinoids, holothurians, corals, crustaceans and "shells."
It is remarkable that one very beautiful class of natural objects is rarely employed in ancient decoration—shells and corals.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
The water was deep and clear, so that there was no danger of wounding the feet by means of shells or corals.
THE ISLAND HOMERICHARD ARCHER
Johnny transported thither his entire collection of shells, corals, etcetera, which had now grown to be quite extensive.
THE ISLAND HOMERICHARD ARCHER
It grows in tufts, resembling corals; attains perfection in July, and disappears later in the summer.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Its surface, although smooth compared with that of other corals, is covered with very minute pores, which are of two sizes.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Hence these were formerly held to be vegetable—thus the sponges, polyps, and corals among the cœlenteria.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
The madrepore corals are called reef-builders, but not in the sense of constructors of reefs.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD

WORD OF THE DAY

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