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any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip

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opens with 'Wa-Rokael/Our Ancestors Bless You', beginning with a conch shell blast, continuing with undulating percussion and male vocals chanting; 'Yukayeke' is similar, but adds raspers to the drums.
When Nicolee says goodbye to Terry, leaving to return to her mother and sister far away, she gives her one last special gift: a conch shell so she will always be able to hear the ocean.
She learned that Hopi and Zuni used conch shell trumpets to manifest the voice of the plumed serpent, a deity who lives underground and caused the earth to quake and volcanoes to erupt.
His pretty, diaphanous stage set, dominated by a surreal, gigantic paper clip and conch shell, evoked Magritte and Dali.
Named for the Haitian Creole word for conch shell, the Lambi Fund derives its spirit from the Haitian slaves who fought bravely against the French colonialists during the rebellion of 1791.
A queen conch shell features a painted beach scene with the words Belize 1981.
Flautist and master of Arabic scales Jeff Greene, Ween bassist David Dreiwitz, conch shell virtuouso (and Saturday Night Live band trombonist) Steve Turre, voice and box-fiddle player Jolie Holland, and ethno-jazz reed master Matt Darriau all combine to create one of the most unique urban folk bands in existence, whose pieces ultimately reflect the culture of a hypothetical hybrid nation.
With the deep beat of a pre-Columbian drum, the shake of rattles strapped to dancers' ankles, and the low, horn-like blast of a conch shell, at least 350 people celebrated the third incarnation of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore in Sylmar.
4 Herend's new fishnet color, key lime, is presented in a selection of 18 popular figurines, including the conch shell.
Or more likely, it tosses you away, and those left behind are puzzled and probably wondering why, after all, they should retain a tie with a picture of the Grand Canyon on it, or a conch shell with an iridescent "Sanibel" scrolled across it.
The man raises the conch shell to his mouth and blows into it, its foghorn sound saluting the spirits as he turns to the six directions.
95 for six; while a large white conch shell, pounds 19, could make a centrepiece.
Once inside, in addition to the potency of the space's visceral and tactile qualities, sound from the Arabian Sea finds its way in and resonates to transform the cavernous interior into a sound box, producing an enveloping ambience described by its architects as reminiscent of sounds heard when a conch shell is held to the ear.
50 for four, Ritz coffee cups, pounds 25 for four, vase pounds 35, all Virgin Vie At Home (as above); Conch shell pounds 24.