The former is sold in the San Francisco markets as the "hard-shell clam."
He is such a hard-shell being that he cannot put out feelers to his kind.
This man was a Hard-shell Baptist, commonly imperturbable to outside sights and doings when the spirit moved him.
The Almonds commonly sold by nurserymen in the east are hard-shell varieties, and the nuts are not good enough for commerce.
These people boast that their hard-shell wheat is decidedly superior to that of Dakota and Minnesota.
When the oyster season closes in April, the hard-shell clam comes into vogue, the season lasting until September or October.
It cannot compare in flavor with Venus mercenaria, the "hard-shell clam" south of Cape Cod.
We may jeer or condemn the Attas for their hard-shell existence, but there comes to mind again and again, the wonder of it all.
Adam must have had a hard-shell back and a soft-shell stomach, like an armadillo—how does it run?
Find out what you yourself really do think, and if you turn out a Sun-worshiper or a Hard-shell Baptist, why, good luck.