top shell

top shell

[¦täp ‚shel]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the marine snails of the family Trochidae characterized by a spiral conical shell with a flat base.
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And that was how a top Shell management honcho was made.
The first method was a plastic-laminated paper number glued to the top shell of the oyster using a two-part epoxy resin (Araldite 5 Minute Adhesive).
Scrape the knife across the top shell to sever the muscle and then cut off the bottom shell.
With a simple twist of the top shell, the oyster opens, leaving the meat fresh and beautifully whole, Chef Francisco Miyoga explains an alternative.
Jayaram attached sandpaper to the top and bottom of crevices to determine how friction affected their ability to move, and found that a smooth top shell and not too much floor friction were key, since the roach has to have sufficient friction to push forward, but not too much to slow it down.
Top Shell retailers from around the globe take part in this competition and are recognised at an annual reward and recognition ceremony.
In the context of invertebrates, top shell, green sea turtle, whale, dolphin and crabs are studies.
On the top shell sits a chocolate bar shaped like the iconic Eiffel Tower, and his walls are covered with vibrant vintage posters featuring ads from great chocolate makers: Hershey's, Nestle and Cadbury.
Aside from the abundant and varied kinds of fish and the endangered sea turtles, such as hawksbills and green sea turtles, many poachers caught in the area have also been found in possession of giant top shell snails, white lip oysters and helmet shells.
Investigators have not elaborated at press time on whether the structural supports for the roof of the building failed or whether there was another cause for the failure of the top shell of the commercial structure.
Poachers also harvest endangered shells like giant top shell snails, white lip oysters and helmet shells, which are reportedly sold to makers of decorative items.