oyster drill

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Recent Examples on the Web Huge numbers of the Olympias in Tomales Bay and San Francisco Bay are being devoured by voracious alien whelk snails, known as Atlantic oyster drills. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Oysters in peril as warming climate alters the water in their habitats," 8 Aug. 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Oyster drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20drill. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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