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Muscle vs. Mussel

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Musclenoun

(uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.

‘Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.’;

Musselnoun

Any of several groups of bivalve shellfish with elongated, asymmetrical shells

Musclenoun

(countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.

Musselnoun

fresh water mussels, usually edible, of the order Unionida in subclass Palaeoheterodonta.

Musclenoun

A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.

Musselnoun

salt water mussels, usually edible, of the order Mytilida in subclass Pteriomorphia.

Musclenoun

Strength, force.

Musselnoun

Certain other bivalves of somewhat similar appearance, such as the zebra mussel and quagga mussel of the family Dreissenidae in subclass Heterodonta.

Musclenoun

Hired strongmen or bodyguards.

Musselnoun

Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidæ. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

Muscleverb

To use force to make progress, especially physical force.

‘He muscled his way through the crowd.’;

Musselnoun

Any one of numerous species of Unio, and related fresh-water genera; - called also river mussel. See Naiad, and Unio.

Musclenoun

An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.

Musselnoun

black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine

Musclenoun

Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.

Musselnoun

marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.

Musclenoun

See Mussel.

Mussel

Mussel () is the common name used for members of several families of bivalve molluscs, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. These groups have in common a shell whose outline is elongated and asymmetrical compared with other edible clams, which are often more or less rounded or oval.

Musclenoun

An essential part of something; as, budget cuts have gone beyond the fat and are cutting into the muscle of the government.

Musclenoun

Bodyguards or other persons hired to provide protection or commit violence; as, he doesn't go out without his muscle along.

Muscleverb

To compel by threat of force; as, they muscled the shopkeeper into paying protection money.

Muscleverb

To moved by human force; as, to muscle the piano onto the truck.

Musclenoun

one of the contractile organs of the body

Musclenoun

animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

Musclenoun

a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;

‘the druglord had his muscleman to protect him’;

Musclenoun

authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);

‘the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign’;

Musclenoun

muscular strength

Muscleverb

make one's way by force;

‘He muscled his way into the office’;

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