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hammer oyster
Hammer 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 hammer; as: (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. Newman. Atmospheric hammer, a dead-stroke hammer in which the spring is formed by confined air. Drop hammer, Face hammer, etc. See under Drop, Face, etc. 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.

Meaning of hammer oyster from wikipedia

- Malleidae, or hammer oysters, is a family of sal****er clams. They are related to the pearl oysters, in the order Pteriida and the superfamily Pterioidea...
- economically-important sal****er pearl oysters as well as the oddly shaped hammer oysters (neither of which, however, is considered a true oyster). A number of species...
- Malleus is a genus of hammer oysters, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Malleidae, the hammer oysters. This genus includes 27 known species. Characteristic...
- "Scarified" "Getaway" "Snakebite" "Hammer Away" "Evil Joe" "Phallic Tractor" "Fire of Rock" "O.H.B." "Godzilla" (Blue Öyster Cult Cover) Jeff Martin - vocals...
- upon an offs**** bed of oysters. Groups of four are called up; the exact number is unknown. To the disapproval of the eldest oyster, many more follow them...
- (Winged oysters and their allies) Superfamily: Pinnoidea Family: Pinnidae, the pen s**** Superfamily: Pterioidea Family: Malleidae, the hammer oysters Family:...
- debut album by Black Widow, titled Sacrifice. Blue Öyster Cult released their debut album Blue Öyster Cult in 1972, which had significant influence on later...
- air base there, the ****anese continued to hammer away at the newly acquired airstrip. Later in June 1944, Oyster Bay bombarded s**** installations on the...
- The Oyster Meal is an oil on canvas genre painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Jacob Ochtervelt, dated to around 1664–65. It depicts a man offering...
- Heaven Forbid is the thirteenth studio album by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1998. It was the band's first studio album with new material...
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