Bobby was one of Britain's legendary Cockleshell
Heroes - the volunteers who paddled up a river on flimsy canoes to plant mines on German ships.
This plan depicts a panel of an elaborate bipartite or possibly quadrupartite parterre de broderie etched with cyphers and scrolls of sand, 'Cole ashes', cockleshells
, earth and 'gravell', framed by plates-bandes, or 'Long Bord[ers]', where mop-headed shrubs alternate with pyramidal evergreens.
Other firms use crushed cockleshells
, available in natural or in non- toxic, light-fast colours.
Many of the legends collected by the Victorian folklorist Elias Owen were set very near where the house was found, including tales of a magical fairy cow and of a harpist, Shon Robert, who played in a fairy palace all night but woke up at dawn on a bare hillside, the gold he had been given transformed into cockleshells
Silver bells and cockleshells
were slang terms for instruments of torture while the ''pretty maid'' was a machine used to behead people.
So, the cockleshells
crop up here as a kind of remembrance of my aesthetic education.
Ewart and 11 other volunteers agreed to paddle five canoes -nicknamed cockleshells
-70 miles along the Nazi-held Gironde River in France to attack enemy shipping in the Bordeaux harbour.
You could watch crabs skittering sideways over discarded clam and cockleshells
, and shiners flicking back and forth.
imported from Norfolk have drawn in almost 100 new residents to a fledgling Teesside nature reserve.
Part of the display features examples of crime prevention used by households in 1829, such as crushed cockleshells
on pathways and spear-headed iron railings.