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Grease some scallop shells, and sprinkle them with bread-crumbs.

Put the mince into scallop shells or saucers three parts full, and fill them up with potatoes, mashed with a little cream.

Put it into scallop shells or saucers, making them three parts full, and fill them up with potatoes, mashed with a little cream.

Put it into scallop shells, and fill them up with grated bread; over which put a little butter, and brown them before the fire.

Who's this coming up the path with his eyes all round him like a scallop?

Put in the scallop shells as many oysters as each will hold.

The sign of the Compostella pilgrimage was the scallop shell.

Draw a line with the ruler just below where you want your scallop to be.

This is the scallop, which is imprisoned in the pool and which desires to get out.

The length and height of this scallop are from five to five and a half inches.

WORD ORIGIN

"bivalve mollusk," c.1400, from Old French escalope "shell (of a nut), carpace," variant of eschalope, probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old Norse skalpr "sheath," Middle Dutch schelpe "shell"); see scale (n.1). The shells of the larger species have been used as domestic utensils. Extended 17c. to objects shaped like scallop shells, especially in design and dress. The verb in the cookery sense, "to bake with sauce in a scallop shell-shaped pan," is attested from 1737. Related: Scalloped; scalloping.

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