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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.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
Some of them would swallow the whelk shell, crab and all, but they would not eat one on which an Anemone was fixed.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
The Whelk, however, is a clever burglar; he knows how to make a way into the hardest of shelly houses.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
Now we will look at a shell-builder, the Whelk, who uses his flinty tongue in quite another fashion.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
The whelk and his cousins know how to bore a hole in the shell, and suck out the helpless Oyster.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
They swell in the water, until the yellowish bundle is three times as large as the Whelk that laid it.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
The hermit-crab, which selects the empty shell of a whelk or winkle for its home, is probably well known to our readers.
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The shell is usually spiral in form, as in the whelk, but sometimes conical (limpet) or tubular.
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For instance, drop down before it an empty whelk-shell that is much too large to properly accommodate its body.
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The irregular masses of small hemispherical capsules are those of the common whelk (Buccinum).
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