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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Win·kle n.  Zool. (a) Any periwinkle.  --Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (Fulgar canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
 Note:These are large mollusks which often destroy large numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking their blood.
 Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell (Murex erinaceus).  See Illust. of Murex.