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  • By the jet of water which spurts out of the sand, the common clam mya arenaria reveals the secret of its abiding-place.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Having or containing the ligament, as the cardinal pit in mya, fig. 71.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
  • The soft-shell clam, mya arenaria, has been an important article of food, but the valves are not serviceable in the arts.

  • But we were told that the small clam, mya arenaria, was not so plenty here as formerly.

    Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau
  • For bait the soft clam (mya arenaria) is generally preferred, and but few quahaugs are used for this purpose.

    A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts Commissioners on Fisheries and Game
  • Attached to this coating are fragments of various shells, as of the common cardium, mya, &c.

    Principles of Geology Charles Lyell
  • Among the most noted of the leaders was a fellow called mya Toon.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • Their shells are not closed all round, and those of mya have a spoon-shaped process in the hinge of one valve.

    Illustrated Index of British Shells George Brettingham Sowerby
  • mya may be known by the large, prominent, broad tooth in one valve.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby

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