scallop shell


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scallop shell

vessel used for conferral of sacrament. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 88]
See: Baptism
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His joy in love is comparable to Marcel's joy when tasting the madeleine which also has the shape of the scallop shell in Botticelli's painting, and the taste reverberates along the ridges and grooves to recapture the precious moment that abolishes time.
My souvenirs this day would be two ancient scallop shells and a collection of oozing, itchy spots that take weeks to clear.
A scallop shell is depicted on the best known jewellery belonging to the princess and it was this that inspired Isobel.
SHRIMP IN PASTRY SHELLS SHELLS 1/2 cup very cold butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup ice water 6 large scallop shells
Aphrodite is seen naked, floating ashore on a scallop shell.
She thought it would have been something she'd love for its uniqueness, like the silver-rimmed, bright yellow scallop shell pendant she pondered in her jewelry box yesterday, wondering whether she should put it on.
The beautiful design of the bay scallop shell has been used as a decoration for centuries (Cox, 1957; MacKenzie, 2008a), and these shells, especially being brightly-colored, have enhanced the appearance of food presentations on restaurant serving plates (Fig.
The shell - notably the scallop shell, this is used in Christian art to signify the pilgrim, but it is also for fertility.
Men and women left home - sometimes for years on end - and with lead figures of the saints stitched on to their hats, along with a scallop shell as good luck charms, they set off for English shrines, European sites or the Holy Land.
Our Coquilles D'Ecosse is a real scallop shell filled with a luxury shellfish combination such as salmon and scallops which can be under So Special or own label.
Some say that Aphrodite "rose naked from the foam of the sea and, riding on a scallop shell, stepped ashore first on the island of Cythera," and others that "she sprang from the foam which gathered about the genitals of Uranus, when Cronus threw them into the sea.