chambered nautilus

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Synonyms for chambered nautilus

cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

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The Chambered Nautilus never looked more handsomely masculine, its prose glittering like the back of a surfacing whale.
The Chambered Nautilus, his most frequently anthologized poem, appeared there.
One such evolutionary success story is that of the chambered nautilus, a virtual missing link between the large family of shelled mollusks called gastropods and the equally big, wide-spreading family of cephalopods to which squids and octopi belong.
Oliver Wendell Holmes sang the praises of this cold and slimy animal in his famous poem The Chambered Nautilus.
Few organisms have been as well known to the layman but as poorly known to science as the chambered nautilus," said paleontologist W.