scallop

Part of speech: verb

To cook in a scallop; bake, with crums and seasoning, as oysters.

Part of speech: verb

To shape with scallops.

Part of speech: noun

A bivalve having a rounded shell with wavy edge; also, its shell; one of a series of curves along an edge.

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Usage examples "scallop":

  1. This second vase was square on the outside and circular within, where it had the appearance of a scallop shell; in the centre whereof was the spout which threw up the water that was supplied by leaden pipes within the balustrade. - "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.
  2. Following the water sprites, came a troop of small boys tripping along, and dressed as little mermen, their green scales glittering in the warm sunlight, their caps of braided seaweed bordered with tiny scallop shells. - "Princess Polly At Play", Amy Brooks.
  3. Over the principal entrance were the Royal Arms, exceedingly well carved in stone on a grand scale, and wholly disengaged from the wall; and conspicuous over the parapet above was the great scallop- shell, emblem of the gold- digger's occupation, introduced by Sir John Soane, in the architecture of the Bank of England. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.