Usage examples for oyster

  1. " Here, then, stop your mouth with that, Ralph," said Peterkin, holding a large oyster to my lips. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. The Big Boss saw them as soon as they tiptoed into the oyster- house. – Across the Fruited Plain by Florence Crannell Means
  3. At the right moment, the Oyster gets rid of its numerous family. – On the Seashore by R. Cadwallader Smith
  4. It is true he was a man shut up within himself, like an oyster, and rarely spoke except in monosyllables; but then it was allowed he seldom said a foolish thing. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  5. To most people, one oyster is just like another; but there are many different sorts, and each sort has a fancy for a particular place. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. At a formal dinner the hostess should see that raw oyster forks should be placed alongside the plates. – The Cynic's Rules of Conduct by Chester Field Jr.
  7. Coarse ground oyster shell about as large as corn should be kept before the breeders all the time in boxes where they can help themselves. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  8. Miss Notman, the housekeeper, politely threatening retirement on a small annuity, since the memorable affair of the oyster- omelet, decided on carrying out her design when she heard that there was to be no supper. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  9. As a matter of fact, " protected" very sternly and thoroughly by Great Britain and France, so that its " independence" would about cover an oyster cracker. – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  10. The Gold Coast native regards fishing as a low pursuit, more particularly oyster- fishing, or I should say oyster- gathering, for they are collected chiefly from the lower branches of the mangrove- trees; this occupation is, indeed, regarded as being only fit for women, and among all tribes the villages who turn their entire attention to fishing are regarded as low down in the social scale. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  11. Any oyster may contain a pearl, a pearl of great price- a thing of beauty, a joy for ever. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  12. Perhaps she broke it in a passion because her grandmother made her wear so many oyster- shells on her tail! – Countess Kate by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. And then Mrs. Penniman paid for her cup of tea, and Morris paid for his oyster stew, and they went out together into the dimly- lighted wilderness of the Seventh Avenue. – Washington Square by Henry James
  14. The Oyster has no " foot," and is fixed in one place nearly all its life. – On the Seashore by R. Cadwallader Smith
  15. This is a serious loss of income to the colony, and great doubts are entertained as to the probability, of the oyster- banks ever recovering their fertility. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  16. I'm sixty- four, and look it, but I can't cease to revel in details, take an interest in people, and regard life as my half- opened oyster. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  17. Make white sauce and add oyster liquor. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  18. He is as close as an oyster; and the facts may mean more to him than to us. – The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman
  19. I've just eaten an enormous oyster stew with Rush. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster