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1) cowry. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Variant of cowrie....

2) cowrie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...cowrie, or cowry (both: kou´re) (KEY) , common name applied to marine gastropods belonging to the family Cypraeidae, a well-developed family of marine snails found...

3) cedi. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...forms: pl. ceˇdis See table at currency. Possibly from Akan (Fante) sed, small shell, cowry....

4) 20383. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...built on the waves, but also the hard finish of the men. The Englishman is finished like a cowry or a murex. ATTRIBUTION:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist,...

5) porcelain. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...colored fusible materials; china. 2. An object made of this substance. French porcelaine, cowry shell, porcelain, from Old French, from Old Italian porcellana, from...

6) Manners. VI. English Traits. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1909-14. Essays and English Traits. The Harvard Classics
...built on the waves, but also the hard finish of the men. The Englishman is finished like a cowry or a murex. After the spire and the spines are formed, or, with the...

7) Roosevelt, Theodore. 1916. A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open: III. The Hopi Snake-Dance
...show my appreciation of the courtesy they had shown me. They asked if I could send them some cowry shells, which they use as decorations for the dance. I told them...

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