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- n. Plural form of pholas.
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The idea of the acid might be accepted, while it was proved that the creatures were to be found only in limestone; but now that he has sent to the Académie specimens of gneiss and mica schist, containing pholades, on which the acid has no effect, he conceives that they must have entered by boring.
The fingers with which we touch it remain luminous for two or three minutes, as is observed in breaking the shell of the pholades.
IN THE TWO SICIM.ti. fT I therefore incline to suuixrct that some other cavities, n-Hcmbling thofj which arc the work of the pholades, have deceived M. Andria.