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Conchologist  n.  (Zool.) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.

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"Conchologist" Quotes from Famous Books

... remove the shell itself, we find within a solid nucleus of clay, having the form of the interior of the shell. This form is often very different from that of the outer shell. Thus a cast such as a, Figure 51, commonly called a fossil screw, would never be suspected by an inexperienced conchologist to be the internal shape of the fossil univalve, b, Figure 51. Nor should we have imagined at first sight that the shell a and the cast b, Figure 52, belong to one and the same fossil. The reader will observe, in the last-mentioned figure (b, ...
— The Student's Elements of Geology • Sir Charles Lyell

... attention when we explore for causes. We can analyze material bodies but we have to stop at the life line for more knowledge. Our boats have been in port over 6000 years, waiting for knowledge about the whats and whys of life, until barnacles of ignorance have accumulated to such thickness that the conchologist has called that cake of shells "allopathy" which weighed anchor and turned to the great sea of human credulity to expound, with nothing but conjectures to offer. He toots his fog-horn in all lands and on all seas, and says, "age before ...
— Philosophy of Osteopathy • Andrew T. Still

... (1750-1799), a conchologist of great merit. His descriptions of new species were clear and precise. In his paper on the coal mines of the mountains of Cevennes (Choix de Memoires d'Hist. Nat., 1792) he made the first careful study of the coal formation in the Cevennes, including its beds of coal, sandstone, and ...
— Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution - His Life and Work • Alpheus Spring Packard

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