See also:shell, particularly one of a mollusc; hence the
See also:term " conchology," the science which deals with such shells, more used formerly when molluscs were studied and classified according to the shell formation; the word is chiefly now used for the collection of shells (see
See also:MOLLUSCA, and such articles as
See also:MALACOSTRACA, &c.) . Large
See also:spiral conchs have been from early times used as a
See also:form of
See also:trumpet, emitting a very loud sound . They are used in the West Indies and the South
See also:Sea Islands . The Tritons of
See also:mythology are represented as blowing such " wreathed horns." In anatomy, the term concha or "
See also:conch " is used of the
See also:external ear, or of the hollowed central
See also:part leading to the meatus; and, in architecture, it is sometimes given to the
See also:half dome over the semicircular apse of the
See also:basilica . In
See also:work at Baalbek and
See also:Palmyra and in
See also:Renaissance buildings shells are frequently carved in the heads of circular niches . A low class of the
See also:negro or other inhabitants of the
See also:Bahamas and the
See also:Florida Keys are sometimes called " Conches " or " Conks " from the shell-
See also:fish which form their
See also:food .
CONCERTO (Lat. concertus, from certare, to strive, ...
CONCHOID (Gr. «oyXn, shell, and ethos, form)
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