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Soft"-shell` (?), Soft"-shelled` (?), a.

Having a soft or fragile shell.

Soft-shell clam Zool., the long clam. See Mya. -- Soft-shelled crab. Zool. See the Note under Crab, 1. -- Soft-shelled turtle. Zool. Same as Soft tortoise, under Soft.


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