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 for Harp shell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harp \Harp\ (h[aum]rp), n. [OE. harpe, AS. hearpe; akin to D.
     harp, G. harfe, OHG. harpha, Dan. harpe, Icel. & Sw. harpa.]
     1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame
        furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held
        upright, and played with the fingers.
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     2. (Astron.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
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     3. A grain sieve. [Scot.]
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     Aeolian harp. See under Aeolian.
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     Harp+seal+(Zool.),+an+arctic+seal+({Phoca+Gr[oe]nlandica">Harp seal (Zool.), an arctic seal ({Phoca Gr[oe]nlandica).
        The adult males have a light-colored body, with a
        harp-shaped mark of black on each side, and the face and
        throat black. Called also saddler, and saddleback. The
        immature ones are called bluesides; their fur is white,
        and they are killed and skinned to harvest the fur.
  
     Harp shell (Zool.), a beautiful marine gastropod shell of
        the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical
        seas. See Harpa.
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