Page Six says they dined on mussel soup, crayfish and artichoke risotto at a tony Venetian restaurant.
Besides which, although the mussel has a shell, it isn't able to look out for itself.
I am the King mussel, doomed to be a mussel so long as that wretch lived.
I also found a number of fishing lines, made from grass, with hooks attached of various sizes, made from mussel shells.
Compare the mussel with the snail as to movements and shell.
Turn now to the Bivalves or Lamellibranchiate molluscs, which include the familiar oyster, cockle, and mussel.
Any mussel may acquire this poison when it lives in filthy water.
The mealy masses of dry sand beyond the river's lip are stuffed with these mussel shells.
In some of the marine species the shell of the mussel is covered as with a fine lace.
"Well, in my case, it would have been rather uncertain," said the mussel.
Old English muscle, musscel "shellfish, mussel," from Late Latin muscula (source of Old French musle, Modern French moule, Middle Dutch mosscele, Dutch mossel, Old High German muscula, German Muschel), from Latin musculus "mussel," literally "little mouse," also "muscle;" like muscle, derived from mus "mouse" on the perceived similarity of size and shape. The modern spelling, distinguishing the word from muscle, first recorded c.1600, not fully established until 1870s.