Sundial shell
Sundial Sun"di`al, n. An instrument to show the time of day by means of the shadow of a gnomon, or style, on a plate. [1913 Webster]

{Sundial shell} (Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus Solarium. See {Solarium}. [1913 Webster]


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