any marine gastropod mollusc of the mainly tropical Old World family Trochidae, having a typically brightly coloured top-shaped or conical shell
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Then remove the top shell and arrange the shells with the oysters on a napkin and serve.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste: | Mrs. W. G. Waters
Remove the top shell carefully so as not to lose the liquor.The Century Cook Book | Mary Ronald
Wash the top shell nicely after taking out the flesh, cover it, and set it by.The Virginia Housewife | Mary Randolph
One of the prettiest top shells is the ringed top shell (Calliostoma annulatum) found abundantly in some parts of California.
Take off the top shell and serve in the lower one, with lemon or melted butter.365 Luncheon Dishes | Anonymous