oyster drill
noun Date: 1925 drill 4a

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  • oyster drill — noun A type of snail, Urosalpinx cinerea (and others), that uses its eversible gland to soften its preys shell, and then drill a hole in the shell to consume the oyster or other shellfish. <! (original text) (hence oyster drill) then it sucks… …   Wiktionary

  • oyster drill — noun : drill V 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oyster farming — Harvesting oysters from the pier at Cancale, Brittany, France 2005 Oyster farming is an aquaculture (or mariculture) practice in which oysters are raised for human consumption. Oyster farming most likely developed in tandem with pearl farming, a… …   Wikipedia

  • oyster — /oy steuhr/, n. 1. any of several edible, marine, bivalve mollusks of the family Ostreidae, having an irregularly shaped shell, occurring on the bottom or adhering to rocks or other objects in shallow water. 2. the oyster shaped bit of dark meat… …   Universalium

  • Drill (disambiguation) — A drill is a tool or machine for cutting holes in a material. Drill may also refer to: Military: The movements performed on a military parade Former name of the United States Army Reserve s weekend assembly. See Battle Assembly. Exhibition drill …   Wikipedia

  • drill — drill1 noun 1》 a tool or machine with a rotating or reciprocating cutting tip, used for boring holes. 2》 training in military exercises.     ↘instruction by means of repeated exercises.     ↘(the drill) informal the correct or recognized… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Seed oyster — Seed Seed (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seed drill — Seed Seed (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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