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Escaloped oystersEscaloped Es*cal"oped, a.
1. Cut or marked in the form of an escalop; scalloped.
2. (Her.) Covered with a pattern resembling a series of
escalop shells, each of which issues from between two
others. Its appearance is that of a surface covered with
Escaloped oysters (Cookery). See under Scalloped. hammer oysterHammer Ham"mer, n. [OE. hamer, AS. hamer, hamor; akin to D.
hamer, G. & Dan. hammer, Sw. hammare, Icel. hamarr, hammer,
crag, and perh. to Gr. ? anvil, Skr. a?man stone.]
1. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the
like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron,
fixed crosswise to a handle.
With busy hammers closing rivets up. --Shak.
2. Something which in firm or action resembles the common
(a) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to
indicate the hour.
(b) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires,
to produce the tones.
(c) (Anat.) The malleus. See under Ear. (Gun.) That part
of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or
firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of
steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and
struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.
(e) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as,
St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
He met the stern legionaries [of Rome] who had
been the ``massive iron hammers' of the whole
earth. --J. H.
Atmospheric hammer, a dead-stroke hammer in which the
spring is formed by confined air.
Drop hammer, Face hammer, etc. See under Drop, Face,
Hammer fish. See Hammerhead.
Hammer hardening, the process of hardening metal by
hammering it when cold.
Hammer shell (Zo["o]l.), any species of Malleus, a genus
of marine bivalve shells, allied to the pearl oysters,
having the wings narrow and elongated, so as to give them
a hammer-shaped outline; -- called also hammer oyster.
To bring to the hammer, to put up at auction. oyster fishToadfish Toad"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large,
thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance
to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very
common in shallow water. Called also oyster fish, and
(b) The angler.
(c) A swellfish. Oyster-greenOyster-green Oys"ter-green`, n. (Bot.)
A green membranous seaweed (Ulva) often found growing on
oysters but common on stones, piles, etc.
Oystering Oys"ter*ing, n.
Gathering, or dredging for, oysters.
Oysterling Oys"ter*ling, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A young oyster.
RoystererRoyster Roys"ter, Roysterer Roys"ter*er, n.
same as Roister, Roisterer. Scalloped oystersScalloped Scal"loped, a.
1. Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a
2. Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of
circles. See Scallop, n., 2.
3. (Cookery) Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.
Scalloped oysters (Cookery), opened oysters baked in a deep
dish with alternate layers of bread or cracker crumbs,
seasoned with pepper, nutmeg, and butter. This was at
first done in scallop shells. Seed oysterSeed Seed, n.; pl. Seed or Seeds. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s?d,
fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel.
s[=a]?, s??i, Goth. manas?ps seed of men. world. See Sow to
scatter seed, and cf. Colza.]
(a) A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or
more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a
currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.
(b) Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a
pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper;
as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass,
the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree
yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in
itself. --Gen. i. 11.
Note: The seed proper has an outer and an inner coat, and
within these the kernel or nucleus. The kernel is
either the embryo alone, or the embryo inclosed in the
albumen, which is the material for the nourishment of
the developing embryo. The scar on a seed, left where
the stem parted from it, is called the hilum, and the
closed orifice of the ovule, the micropyle.
2. (Physiol.) The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm;
-- not used in the plural.
3. That from which anything springs; first principle;
original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
4. The principle of production.
Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed, Which
may the like in coming ages breed. --Waller.
5. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of
Abraham; the seed of David.
Note: In this sense the word is applied to one person, or to
any number collectively, and admits of the plural form,
though rarely used in the plural.
6. Race; generation; birth.
Of mortal seed they were not held. --Waller.
Seed bag (Artesian well), a packing to prevent percolation
of water down the bore hole. It consists of a bag
encircling the tubing and filled with flax seed, which
swells when wet and fills the space between the tubing and
the sides of the hole.
Seed bud (Bot.), the germ or rudiment of the plant in the
embryo state; the ovule.
Seed coat (Bot.), the covering of a seed.
Seed corn, or Seed grain (Bot.), corn or grain for seed.
Seed down (Bot.), the soft hairs on certain seeds, as
Seed drill. See 6th Drill, 2
Seed eater (Zo["o]l.), any finch of the genera
Sporophila, and Crithagra. They feed mainly on seeds.
Seed gall (Zo["o]l.), any gall which resembles a seed,
formed, on the leaves of various plants, usually by some
species of Phylloxera.
Seed leaf (Bot.), a cotyledon.
Seed lobe (Bot.), a cotyledon; a seed leaf.
Seed oil, oil expressed from the seeds of plants.
Seed oyster, a young oyster, especially when of a size
suitable for transplantation to a new locality.
Seed pearl, a small pearl of little value.
Seed plat, or Seed plot, the ground on which seeds are
sown, to produce plants for transplanting; a nursery.
Seed stalk (Bot.), the stalk of an ovule or seed; a
Seed tick (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of ticks
resembling seeds in form and color.
Seed vessel (Bot.), that part of a plant which contains the
seeds; a pericarp.
Seed weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small weevels,
especially those of the genus Apion, which live in the
seeds of various plants.
Seed wool, cotton wool not yet cleansed of its seeds.
[Southern U.S.] Window oyster Window frame, the frame of a window which receives and
holds the sashes or casement.
Window glass, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass
used in windows.
Window martin (Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
Window oyster (Zo["o]l.), a marine bivalve shell (Placuna
placenta) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves
are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to
have been used formerly in place of glass.
(a) (Arch.) See Pane, n., 3
(b) (Zo["o]l.) See Windowpane, in the Vocabulary.
Window sash, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of
glass are set for windows.
Window seat, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See
Window stool, under Stool.
Window shade, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one
that is hung on a roller.
Window shell (Zo["o]l.), the window oyster.
Window shutter, a shutter or blind used to close or darken
Window sill (Arch.), the flat piece of wood, stone, or the
like, at the bottom of a window frame.
Window swallow (Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
Window tax, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows,
or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses
standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]
Meaning of Oyster from wikipedia
- Saccostrea. Examples include
the Belon oyster
, eastern oyster
, Olympia oyster
, Pacific oyster
, and the Sydney
all s****-bearing mollusks...
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dark brown condiment
made from oyster
- The Oyster
card is a form of electronic ticket
used on public transport
in Greater London
in the United
Kingdom. It is promoted
are two small, round pieces
of dark meat on the back of poultry
near the thigh, in the hollow
on the dorsal
side of the ilium
bone. Some regard...
- Blue Öyster
Cult (often abbreviated
BÖC or BOC) is an American
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mushroom. Oyster mushrooms
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purposes. The oyster mushroom
is one of the...
- eastern oyster
(Cr****ostrea virginica)—also called Wellfleet oyster
, Atlantic oyster
, Virginia oyster
, or American oyster
—is a species
of true oyster
- Oyster crackers
are small, salted
crackers, typically rounds about
0.6 in (15 mm) in diameter, although
a slightly smaller hexagonal variety
is also prevalent...
- A prairie oyster
(sometimes also prairie
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of a raw egg (often yolk alone), Worcestershire
is a genus
of sal****er oysters
, marine bivalve mollusks
in the family
Pteriidae, the pearl oysters
. These oysters
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