[ UK /nˈɔːtɪləs/ ]
[ US /ˈnɔtəɫəs/ ]
  1. cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
  2. cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
  3. a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
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How To Use nautilus In A Sentence

  • The nautilus shell and miter shell are arranged as illustrations from a natural science sketch book.
  • The birth of the Nautilus literally added a new dimension to undersea warfare... some admirals to so far as to call it a "quantum jump" comparable to the shift from sail to steam.
  • It is said truly that the Ammonite, Orthoceras, and Nautilus of these ancient rocks were of the tetrabranchiate division, and none of them so highly organised as the Belemnite and other dibranchiate cephalopods which afterwards appeared, and some of which now flourish in our seas. The Antiquity of Man
  • Such are the corals; those corallines which are called Polycoa; those creatures which fabricate the lamp-shells, and are called Brachiopoda; the pearly Nautilus, and all animals allied to it; and all the forms of sea-urchins and star-fishes. Autobiography and Selected Essays
  • The nautilus shell and miter shell are arranged as illustrations from a natural science sketch book.
  • One of the most astounding cephalopods is the paper nautilus also known as argonaut.
  • Captain Nemo watched the troop of cetacea playing on the waters about a mile from the Nautilus. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • There is a short detour to consider the inclusion of similarity, where Weyl finds symmetry in the chambered nautilus shell.
  • Chris Bently , a San Franciscan whose real-estate holdings include an apartment building on posh Nob Hill, this year paid a team of artists and metalworkers to build a car modeled after the "Nautilus" submarine from Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," said two people familiar with the project. At Burning Man, Air-Conditioning, RVs Make Inroads
  • Little changed over the past 500 million years, the chambered nautilus is considered a ‘living fossil’, like the horseshoe crab and the coelacanth.
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