Synonyms for whelk

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And another young devil yelled, "The Whelk's brought a pet with him!"

But the fact is that the eggs of the whelk are just like those of the frog.

The whelk shell (Fig. 482) appears in the arms of Storey and Wilkinson.

Like the whelk, he loves the bivalve mollusk, but does not bore for it.

The whelk had no idea how to teach any one, so the subject dropped.

The crab lives in the whelk shell, and the Anemone lives on the roof, as it were.

The Whelk and Periwinkle are gathered in immense numbers, and are used by us for food.

As he grows he needs a larger house, and so leaves the tight shell and pops his tail into a bigger one, generally a whelk shell.

Some of them would swallow the whelk shell, crab and all, but they would not eat one on which an Anemone was fixed.

The Whelk, however, is a clever burglar; he knows how to make a way into the hardest of shelly houses.

WORD ORIGIN

large marine snail, Old English weoloc, wioloc, from Proto-Germanic *weluka- (cf. Middle Dutch willoc, Dutch wulk), perhaps from PIE root *wel- "to turn, revolve" (see volvox; cf. also volute). The spelling with wh- dates from 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHELK

mollusk

nouninvertebrate
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