conch

Part of speech: noun

A large marine shell.

Part of speech: noun

A shell.

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Usage examples "conch":

  1. To these, perhaps, may be added the blowing a conch- shell, which produces a very loud sound. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
  2. A glow of satisfaction came over him as he pictured himself in some palace, lounging upon a silken conch and explaining to a millionaire his understanding of the value of beauty and splendor in the world. - "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
  3. The silence which followed was pierced by the call of the holy conch shell, so low, so sweet, to prayer, to sacrifice. - "Leonie of the Jungle", Joan Conquest.