- All that day she surged on through the salty sea, no more disturbed by the storm above than was some mollusk on the sandy bottom. - "Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic", Victor Appleton.
- Entire branches and stems of trees, several feet in length, are sometimes found drilled all over by the holes of these borers, the tubes and shells of the mollusk still remaining in the cylindrical hollows. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
- And now at length the crustacean was too much for the mollusk. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.