In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Shiva was depicted as a Himalayan ascetic, Vishnu as a blue youth holding in his four hands a discus, mace, conch, and lotus.
- These are strong arguments for an adaptive origin of coiling in the cephalopod conch.
- The operculum illustrated by Reed does not match in outline the conch, and is here considered to be a different taxon.
- ‘And the best bait for conch was horseshoe crab,’ Niles, the New Jersey biologist, said.
- At American Fine Arts, the Rapid logo, a five-color spiral based on a conch shell, graced a Plexiglas and vinyl sculpture of a gas pump emitting a fluorescent glow.
- The surface of the conch seems to possess a layer of intensively weathered shell, and no feature that could be reasonably interpreted as growth lines is present.
- I wonder if they can do anything to control the poachers though, as the conch is a marine dweller.
- Then she anchored herself to the bed, one foot locked over the edge, the other thrust between their two mattresses and wrapped the sheet around them like the spirals of a conch shell.
- Seilacher has shown such a function for orthocone cephalopod conchs in the same formation.
- Compared with the hugely elongate shell, the living chamber and the animal were relatively tiny, but the conch had perfect hydrostatic balance, and was essentially weightless as far as floatation went.
- All were available in plain or patinated brass or copper, and they included a variety of shells, such as Philippine, chiton, limpet, melon, triton, sea conch, and nautilus.
- Wrapping around them like spirals on a conch shell, everyone who had Power left formed themselves into a chain, one hand being placed on another's shoulder.
- Try the peppered scallops, shrimp, conch and ‘whole fish dishes in Hong Kong style.’
- Earlier this month, additional protection was given under this convention to the queen conch mollusk, a popular food item famous for its enormous pink shell.
- Raup analyzed different types of mollusk conchs in terms of their geometrical properties.
- In addition, the apertural region of the conch is depicted as flaring outward, but any such flaring on the specimen itself is subtle at best.
- Her other hand points at a painting within the painting of a mermaid sounding a conch shell, indicating her affinity with the legless, mythological creature.
- If available, the dimension of the adult conch, the ornamentation of shell, and the position of the siphuncle of coiled nautiloids were compiled from the literature.
- The conch shell in Botticelli's picture, always traditionally associated with Venus, comes from such a creature, one which respires by means of a copper-process.
- The elf clutched the small conch shell in one hand and whispered a thank you to her friend.
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