a conical fossil, several inches long, consisting of the internal calcareous rod of an extinct animal allied to the cuttlefish; a thunderstone.
Historical Examples

A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
Folk-lore of Shakespeare Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Falling in Love Grant Allen
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
The Cruise of the Betsey Hugh Miller
The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight J. Cecil Hughes
The World Before the Deluge Louis Figuier
The Chain of Life in Geological Time Sir J. William Dawson

any extinct marine cephalopod mollusc of the order Belemnoidea, related to the cuttlefish
the long pointed conical internal shell of any of these animals: a common Mesozoic fossil


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