As is true of most bivalves bearing the name cockle , it looks something like a human heart when viewed from the side.
Naturally I look for something a little different such as Pepperami, garlic sausage meat, strong smelling cheeses, cockles or mussels.
The crew of both remaining cockleshells placed limpet mines on the merchant ships they found in the harbour.
Most bivalves lead a fairly stationary life, either anchored to rocks, like mussels, or buried in sediment, like razor-shells, cockles and clams.
Shellfish such as oysters, mussels, cockles , winkles, whelks and crabs were collected for food from the estuaries and sea shores.
While Brits eat turkey at Christmas, Spaniards look forward to festive feasts of clams, crabs, cockles , mussels, octopus and goose barnacles.