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It is seldom as much as half an inch in length, and has a nacreous interior.
It is an essentially beautiful and satisfying contribution to modern painting, this nacreous cubism of Marie Laurencin.
ADVENTURES IN THE ARTSMARSDEN HARTLEY
Two kinds of shell-substance are at once distinguishable in an oyster-shell, an outer brown, and an inner pearly or nacreous.
The interior is nacreous, and of a greenish colour, with a white patch round the columella.
Shell not nacreous, without umbilicus, with prominent spire and polished surface.
In manufacture the original external surface of the shell has been ground and polished to a nacreous surface.
He abominated the nacreous flesh tones of Titian, Correggio, or Rubens.
EGOISTSJAMES HUNEKER
The inner surface of all shells, if not actually nacreous, is always perfectly smooth.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Inside it is white and nacreous, with a large brown area under the apex.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD

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