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a shell

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [found, picked up, collected] a shell
  2. a shell on the [beach, shore]
  3. a shell in the [sand, mud]
  4. a shell [hidden, buried] in the [sand]
  5. hear the [ocean, sea] in a shell
  6. our bodies are [merely, just, no more than] a shell
  7. is a shell of [himself, his former self, the man he was]
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