What does the word scallop mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Henry Scadding