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scallop shell

vessel used for conferral of sacrament. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 88]
See: Baptism
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People who completed the pilgrimage to his final resting place received a fan-shaped scallop shell, which was the emblem of St James.
MATERIALS Manzanita branches, scallop shells, pink rock quartzy, sea fans (gorgonian), hot glue.
At the Holmes Site on Corpus Christi Bay, scallop shells dominated the deposit and were abundant enough to have yielded an estimated 15,750 g of meat (Ricklis, 1996).
The reason pilgrims came from all over Europe was to pay homage at the tomb of Saint James the Apostle, which lay in state in the city's beautiful Romanesque cathedral (The scallop shells, incidentally, were used to drink water from streams along the way).
Scallop shells and pearl turbos predominate, with a large chambered nautilus as the focal point.
Video analysis of an Aleutian Island specimen (100 mm total length; weight 15 g) presented with six scallop shells (Chlamys hastata, length 42-50 mm) resting on sand revealed the fish systematically lifting and inspecting each shell, and alternating its lifts between its right and left pectoral fins.
And if your only experience of fish at a party has consisted of tinned salmon on stale white bread, you're in for a treat - butterfly prawns, mini scallop shells and salmon bites are just some of the delicious party snacks on supermarket shelves.
For unusual mulch, try pinecones or scallop shells.
For example, one 2002 piece seems as if it were made from a hollowed-out salt lick; it is trimmed with twine and adorned with scallop shells and a walnut husk, a ll painted white.
A lot of you reading this probably have scallop shells in your homes, but have you ever tasted them?
My souvenirs this day would be two ancient scallop shells and a collection of oozing, itchy spots that take weeks to clear.