How to use Mussel in a sentence

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  • They include oysters, crabs of great size, and a small mussel, found in enormous numbers.

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  • The sea mussel (Mytilus edulis) belongs to the second order of the class Lamellibranchia, namely the Filibranchia, distinguished by the comparatively free condition of the gillfilaments, which, whilst adhering to one another to form gillplates, are yet not fused to one another by concrescence.

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  • The pearl mussel was formerly used as bait in the Aberdeen cod fishery.

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  • The sea mussel is scarcely inferior in commercial value to the oyster.

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  • Hannibal is the trade centre of a rich agricultural region, and has an important lumber trade, railway shops, and manufactories of lumber, shoes, stoves, flour, cigars, lime, Portland cement and pearl buttons (made from mussel shells); the value of the city's factory products increased from $2,698,720 in 1900 to $4,442,099 in 1905, or 64.6%.

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  • In Scotland and Ireland the pearl mussel fishery was also of importance, but has altogether dwindled into insignificance since the opening up of commercial intercourse with the East and with the islands of the Pacific Ocean, whence finer and more abundant pearls than those of Unio margaritiferus are derived.

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  • The mollusc reciprocates by throwing off its embryos on the parent fish, in the skin of which they remain encysted for some time, the period of reproduction of the fish and mussel coinciding.

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  • Mussel fisheries, an industry confined to the Mississippi river counties from Lincoln to Lewis, are economically important, as the shells are used in the manufacture of pearl buttons.

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  • Some very large mussel shells can further be found by digging into the clay, these are extremely fragile.

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  • The organs are developed as invaginations of the epidermis of the foot, and in the majority of the Protobranchia the orifice of invagination remains open throughout life; this is also the case in Mytilus including the common mussel.

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  • A vast number of species arranged in several genera and sub-genera have been distinguished, but in the British Islands the three species above named are the only claimants to the title of "fresh-water mussel."

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  • It is made out of locally found materials such as quartz, blue mussel shells, black basalt and worn down colored glass.

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  • The common Mussel is the most common bivalve in Cornwall forming extensive beds on exposed rocky beaches.

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  • Other species will include coalfish, eels and pouting with peeler crab, mussel and lugworm the top baits.

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  • The new SSSI status is to help protect the unique freshwater mussel, which in the past produced a freshwater pearl for the Queen.

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  • The estate has an organic salmon hatchery, mussel farm and hill farm with Highland Cattle and Hebridean Sheep.

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  • Strain the mussel cooking liquor into the fish stock.

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  • Ninety per cent of the time the Plumose Anemone can be tricked into consuming large fragments of boiled mussel or similar foods.

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  • A good clue for a horse mussel bed is abundant soft corals on sediment where they wouldn't normally be.

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  • Other scale insects of note are the cosmopolitan mussel scale (Mytilaspis pomorum) and the Australian Icerya purchasi.

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  • The mussel (i-no.kai) is well represented by the species numa-gai (marsh-mussel), karasu-gai (raven-mussel), kamisori-gai (razor-mussel), shijimi-no-kai (Corbicula), of which there are nine species, &c. Unlike the land-molluscs, the great majority of Japanese sea-molluscs are akin to those of the Indian Ocean and the Malay archipelago.

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  • The chief industry is the cultivation of oysters in four large beds in the Mare Piccolo; besides oysters, Taranto carries on a large trade in cozze, a species of large black mussel, which is packed in barrels with a special sauce.

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  • As an example of the organization of a Lamellibranch, we shall review the structure of the common pond-mussel or swan mussel (Anodonta cygnea), comparing it with other Lamellibranchia.

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  • Boepple, a German, the buttons being made from the shells of the fresh-water mussel found in the neighbourhood; and there are other manufactures.

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  • Plums are propagated chiefly by budding on stocks of the Mussel, Brussels, St Julien and Pear plums. The damson, wine-sour and other varieties, planted as standards, are generally increased by suckers.

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  • This was manufactured from the Mytilus californianus, a mussel which abounds there.

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  • It is not obvious why these fresh-water forms have been associated popularly with the Mytilacea under the name mussel, unless it be on account of the frequently very dark colour of their shells.

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  • It is a curious fact, illustrative of the ignorant procedure and arbitrary fashions of fisher-folk, that on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States the sea mussel, Mytilus edulis, though common, is not used as bait nor as food.

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  • At the mouth of the river Conway in North Wales the sea mussel is crushed in large quantities in order to extract pearls of an inferior quality which are occasionally found in these as in other Lamellibranch molluscs (Gwyn Jeffreys).

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  • Anodonta cygnea, the Pond Mussel or Swan Mussel, appears to be entirely without economic importance.

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  • Unio pictorum, the common river mussel (Thames), appears to owe its name to the fact that the shells were used at one time for holding water-colour paints as now shells of this species and of the sea mussel are used for holding gold and silver paint sold by artists' colourmen, but it has no other economic value.

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  • Unio margaritiferus, the pearl mussel, was at one time of considerable importance as a source of pearls, and the pearl mussel fishery is to this day carried on under peculiar state regulations in Sweden and Saxony, and other parts of the continent.

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  • The kima, a great mussel weighing (without shell) 20 to 30 Ib, and other shellfish, are eaten, as are also dogs, flying foxes, lizards, beetles and all kinds of insects.

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  • Specific acts have also been passed for the establishment and development of oyster, pollan and mussel fisheries.

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  • Or, come to that, golden eagle, red-breasted flycatcher, or zebra mussel?

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  • The new SSSI status is to help protect the unique freshwater mussel, which in the past produced a freshwater mussel, which in the past produced a freshwater pearl for the Queen.

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  • The Little Egret foraged in the shallow pools between the mussel beds with a solitary redshank.

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  • One of the main predators are dog whelks which can be common on beaches with mussel beds.

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  • Pearls are formed by a piece of grit or sand getting into an oyster or mussel.

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  • The Little Egret foraged in the shallow pools between the mussel beds with a solitary Redshank.

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  • The loss of salmonid fish from many river systems is assumed to have badly affected mussel reproductive success.

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  • Pearls are sometimes found in the fresh-water mussel (Margaritana margaritifera); thus a tributary of the Lilla Lule River takes its name, Perle River, from the pearls found in it.

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