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noun as in mollusk

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noun as in shellfish

noun as in weal

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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.

Now we will look at a shell-builder, the Whelk, who uses his flinty tongue in quite another fashion.

The whelk and his cousins know how to bore a hole in the shell, and suck out the helpless Oyster.


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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whelk, such as: abalone, clam, snail, chiton, cuttlefish, and limpet.

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