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Shell 1

Definition: A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.

Shell 2

Definition: The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.

Shell 3

Definition: A pod.

Shell 4

Definition: The hard covering of an egg.

Shell 5

Definition: The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.

Shell 6

Definition: Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.

Shell 7

Definition: A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.

Shell 8

Definition: The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.

Shell 9

Definition: Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

Shell 10

Definition: A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.

Shell 11

Definition: An instrument of music, as a lyre, the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.

Shell 12

Definition: An engraved copper roller used in print works.

Shell 13

Definition: The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.

Shell 14

Definition: The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

Shell 15

Definition: A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.

Shell 16

Definition: To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.

Shell 17

Definition: To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.

Shell 18

Definition: To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

Shell 19

Definition: To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

Shell 20

Definition: To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.

Shell 21

Definition: To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.

shell 22

Definition: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

shell 23

Definition: the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc

shell 24

Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

shell 25

Definition: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

shell 26

Definition: the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"

shell 27

Definition: a very light narrow racing boat

shell 28

Definition: a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

shell 29

Definition: the exterior covering of a bird''s egg

shell 30

Definition: the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

shell 31

Definition: the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

shell 32

Definition: remove the husks from; "husk corn"

shell 33

Definition: remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

shell 34

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

shell 35

Definition: use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

shell 36

Definition: look for and collect shells by the seashore

shell 37

Definition: hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

shell 38

Definition: fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"


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