any bivalve mollusk of the family Solenidae, especially of the genus Ensis, having a long, rectangular, slightly curved shell.
Hone In vs. Home InDoes a plane home in on a target or hone in on it? Does a musician hone her skills or home them? Are these two verbs interchangeable or do they have discrete meanings? Today we explore the origins and uses of hone and home. Hone entered English as a noun for a pointed rock used as a landmark. In the 1400s, it began to be …
Origin of razor clam
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Also called jackknife clam.
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Ive got a lot of starfish and a horse-shoe crab and some razor-clam shells and two shark eggs.The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour