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n. (plural of mollusc English)

Usage examples of "molluscs".

However, to these molluscs, the lad added some edible sea-weed, which he gathered on high rocks, whose sides were only washed by the sea at the time of high tides.

These molluscs were of excellent quality, and the colonists consumed some daily.

As with many modern species, it helped primitive molluscs to navigate, to remain in formation within schools, and in, er, finding and courting mates.

Here among sapient molluscs, sea-scorpions, dinosauroids, she must have trouble deciding whether she's in a waking nightmare or gone to her personal idea of Heaven.

The culture they shared had consisted of little else for 15,000 years, since the Elders—an ancient species of spiral-shelled, sapient molluscs of which Mister Thoggosh was a leading member—had begun traveling between parallel universes.

High on its protectively shod tentacle-tips in the asteroid's low gravity, one of the automobile-sized, squidlike, colorfully snail-shelled molluscs called the "Elders" strode by, looking like one of the asteroid's spiders wrapped in cellophane.

Mister Thoggosh would have raised an eyebrow—if molluscs had ever evolved eyebrows.

It was a real grief to me to crush under my feet the brilliant specimens of molluscs which strewed the ground by thousands, of hammerheads, donaciae (veritable bounding shells), of staircases, and red helmet-shells, angel-wings, and many others produced by this inexhaustible ocean.

It served as nest and food for myriads of crustacea and molluscs, crabs, and cuttlefish.

A way out of this design limitation is offered by molluscs, whose best-known land-living forms include slugs and snails.

In water, shell-less molluscs can grow to large sizes, and include squid and octopus.

Young's lifetime passion for the large molluscs led him from the squid to the octopus.

Over the past decade there has been a degree of rivalry between the two research groups which has spilled over into public contention over the relative merits of the two molluscs, and priority disputes about the research findings they have produced, rivalry which has even formed the basis of a popular book.

The upper part of the mouth of the cetacean was, indeed, provided on both sides with eight hundred horny blades, very elastic, of a fibrous texture, and fringed at the edge like great combs, at which the teeth, six feet long, served to retain the thousands of animalculae, little fish, and molluscs, on which the whale fed.

Mr Woodward has shown that the same law holds good with sea-shells, but from the wide distribution of most genera of molluscs, it is not well displayed by them.