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conch-shell

[Car.] n. a conch-shell horn, used as a signal: 1978 These conch shells each have a small hole pierced either at one or both ends of the shell. No mouth pieces are used and they are end- blown. . .Normally one or two pitches are pro­duced (Bethel 47); When the mail is near a conch-shell is blown so that everyone in the settlement can know it is on the way (COB). = BLOW CONCH (Black)

Tags: music, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-11 01:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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