TELLER, an officer of the Exchequer, in ancient records' called tallier : there are four of these officers, whose duty is to receive all sums due to the king, and to give the clerk of the pelts a bill to charge him therewith. They likewise pay all money due from the king, by war rant from the auditor of the receipt, and make weekly and yearly books, both of their receipts and payments, which they deliver to the, lord-treasurer, 'tELLINA, in natural history, a genus of the Venues Testacea class and order : animal a tegtys shell bivalve, generally sloping on one side ; in the fore part of One valve a convex ; of tire other, a con cave fold ; hinge with usually three teeth, the -lateral ones smooth, in one shell. There are about eighty species, divided into sections. A. ovate and thickish. B. ovate and compressed. C. snborbicular We shall notice one or two only. T.
gari : shell oval, with transverse recurr ed strive ; lateral teeth obsolete ; it in habits the Indian ocean : the fore part is inflected and very rough, with transverse wrinkles, crossed in the middle by per pendicular stria ; sometimes cinereous, with brown rays ; Sometimes spot ted with white, and white and red rays. 'I'. cornea : shell globular, glabrous, horn colour, with a transverse groove. This Mr. Pennant has described in the British Zoology : it inhabits the ponds and fresh water of Europe : it is not larger than a pea. The shell is pellucid, very finely striate across; within bluish white; with out white, or pale or hluish•ash, with transverse black curves, one of which is more distinct ; lateral teeth of the hinge elongated, hardly any middle ones.'