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Beautiful Shells: Their Nature, Structure, and Uses Familiarly Explained, with Directions for Collecting, Cleaning, and Arranging Them in the Cabinet and Descriptions of the Most Remarkable Species H G Adams

Beautiful Shells: Their Nature, Structure, and Uses Familiarly Explained, with Directions for Collecting, Cleaning, and Arranging Them in the Cabinet and Descriptions of the Most Remarkable Species

H G Adams

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781332104079
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180 pages
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Excerpt from Beautiful Shells: Their Nature, Structure, and Uses Familiarly Explained, With Directions for Collecting, Cleaning, and Arranging Them in the Cabinet and Descriptions of the Most Remarkable SpeciesDr. Johnson gives us no less than eightMoreExcerpt from Beautiful Shells: Their Nature, Structure, and Uses Familiarly Explained, With Directions for Collecting, Cleaning, and Arranging Them in the Cabinet and Descriptions of the Most Remarkable SpeciesDr. Johnson gives us no less than eight different meanings for the word Shell. First, he calls it The hard covering of anything- the external crust. Second, The covering of a testaceous or crustaceous animal. And here we may stop, for this is just the signification which has to do with our subject- so let us turn the sentence inside out, and see what we can make of it. We all know what a covering is - an outer coat, a case, a protection from injury, a husk, a crust, a - in short, a shell, - scyll or scell, as our Saxon forefathers called it- schale, as the Germans now term it.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.