- Ark shell
any marine bivalve of the family Arcidae, especially of the genus Arca, characterized by a heavy shell with a toothed hinge and a deep, boatlike inner surface.
a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers. Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny. Historical Examples arkwright invented the spinning machines, while a barber’s apprentice. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 365 Various arkwright combined the talents of an inventor with those of a man of business. The English Utilitarians, Volume […]
- Arkwright furniture
late medieval English furniture of simple construction.
a city in central Arkansas. Historical Examples He was killed by a powder explosion on the gunboat Arkadelphia, twelve years ago. Two on the Trail Hulbert Footner When we landed at Arkadelphia we stayed all night and I was sold next day. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects […]