Conchylia insularum Britannicarum: The shells of the British islands

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M.A. Nattali, 1822 - 279 páginas
 

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Página 57 - Somewhat globular, equivalve, closed; hinge with two approximate teeth and a remote lateral tooth in one valve, and a concave tooth and remote lateral one in the other : ligament internal.
Página 181 - On the Paignton sands in Torbay, where at low spring-tides they may be observed, with the fringed tubes appearing just above the surface. The neighbouring cottagers gather them in baskets and panniers, and after cleansing them a few hours in cold springwater, fry the fish in a batter made of crumbs of bread, producing a wholesome and savoury dish. The inhabitants call them red noses'
Página 112 - Saltish, much sloping on the anterior side, semi-striated, and semi-pellucid; hinge with two teeth in one valve, and one in the other; pale yellow, longitudinally radiated with pink; half-an-inch long and three-fourths of an inch broad.
Página 59 - Oval or oblong, equivalve, inequilateral, mostly closed ; hinge with two teeth in each valve and a cavity between them, lateral teeth none ; ligament internal.
Página 141 - ... those of Augustine, and imitated his style. His name appears in Roman Catholic calendars on the first day of January, the supposed day of his death. FULGURITES OR FULMINARY TUBES are tubes of vitrified sand originating from the action of lightning. They are found in sand-banks and sandy soils, and vary from a quarter of an inch to two inches and a half in diameter. Internally their surface is glassy, and hard enough to scratch glass, and produce fire when struck with steel. They are usually vertical...
Página 250 - Like the Teredo it inhabits the interior of wood which has been some time under salt water, penetrating to the depth of from half an inch to an inch, forming for itself an oval receptacle or cavity, and having a very small and single external orifice.
Página 132 - Dp 163.— MYRTEA S. Turt. B. p. 133.— F. p. 443. Oval, subtriangular, yellowish white, with numerous fine laminar equi-distant transverse ridges, which reflect a little, and in both valves become anteriorly confluent in pairs, extending beyond the edges, so as to form a fringe of short obtuse spines, which turn back and form a cavity for the cartilage ; beak small, subcentral, lunule long and narrow : in one valve a single cardinal tooth, and a lateral on each side, in the other two cardinal,...
Página 62 - Montague, and other species described as " flat, nearly orbicular, equivalve, inequilateral, a little open at the sides- Hinge of one valve with a single tooth, and a transverse linear lateral one on each side; of the other valve, with a cavity in the middle and transverse deeply cloven lateral tooth on each side, the segments of which divaricate from the beak;
Página 185 - Turton says that these shells are "sometimes imbedded in hard clay; and both Mrs. Griffiths and ourselves have taken them from the interior of the hardest stones in Torbay.
Página 134 - W. t.7.f.35.— Turt. D. p. 238. Roundish with a triangular outline towards the beaks, which are produced and equally sloping on both sides, smooth, white : lunule lanceolate : three teeth and a curved lateral in one valve, two and a lateral in the other, palleal scar not sinulated.

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