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Meaning of cockleshell

cock•le•shell

Pronunciation: (kok'ul-shel"), [key]
— n.
  1. a shell of the cockle.
  2. a shell of some other mollusk, as the scallop.
  3. any light or frail vessel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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