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band shell an outdoor bandstand consisting of a platform and a large, concave, almost hemispherical wall that serves as a sounding board.
cone shell any of several tropical marine snails, most of which have a poisonous bite.
ear shell the ear-shaped shell of the abalone.
half shell either of the two shells of a bivalve mollusk such as an oyster or clam, often used as a serving container for raw or cooked seafood.
hard-shell having a hard shell, as clams and crabs of certain kinds or in certain phases. [3 definitions]
patty shell a small pastry crust that is filled with meat, vegetables, fruit, or the like.
shell game a game like thimblerig in which inverted shells, inside of one of which a small object is apparently hidden, are moved around quickly and onlookers bet on which shell contains the object. [2 definitions]
shell shock any of several neuroses resulting from traumatic experiences in war or combat.
soft-shell of a crab or other animal, having a flexible, fragile, or unhardened shell. [2 definitions]
tortoiseshell the horny, mottled, yellowish-brown shell of certain turtles, esp. the hawksbill, or imitations of this material, used to make combs, eyeglass frames, and decorative objects.