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tellin

[ tel-in ]

noun

  1. any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Tellina, having a thin, rounded shell of white, yellow, pink, or purple.


tellin

/ ˈtɛlɪn /

noun

  1. any of various slim marine bivalve molluscs of the genus Tellina (or Macoma ) that live in intertidal sand, esp the smooth oval delicately tinted T. tenuis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tellin1

1895–1900; < New Latin Tellina name of the genus < Greek tellī́nē a shellfish

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tellin1

from New Latin tellina, from Greek tellinē a shellfish

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Example Sentences

"I've brought ye thet Injun I wuz tellin' ye uv," she said, with a wave of her hand toward Alessandro.

The way them boys was tellin' about the teachers they had knowed made me feel for your life when I seen you come in.

I don't remember, 'case as I said my memory is ole an' leaky, and mebby I ain't tellin' it right in course as I tole him.

Ended up by him threatenin' to leave her, and by her tellin' him that if he didn't she'd lock him out of the house.

"Maybe he's got Beatty cornered, tellin' him a new plan fer workin' the cats this afternoon," leered another.

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