Mark Hewins

Mark Hewins

Posted on 02/17/2014

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A word in your shell-like

A word in your shell-like
Ear, Margate.
The earliest citation of the word in context that I can find
is Thomas Hood's romantic poem Bianca's Dream, 1827:

This, with more tender logic of the kind,
He pour'd into her small and shell-like ear,
That timidly against his lips inclin'd;
Meanwhile her eyes glanced on the silver sphere
That even now began to steal behind
A dewy vapour, which was lingering near,
Wherein the dull moon crept all dim and pale,
Just like a virgin putting on the veil:-