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Noun
The outer case of a nut kernel or seed
“The seed is only toxic if the outer shell is broken or chewed open.”
Noun
An explosive artillery projectile or bomb
“As she crossed the fields a shell exploded close to her, fracturing her legs and knocking her to the ground.”
Noun
The hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean
“Seeds, shells, and fresh flowers are woven into necklaces by both sexes.”
Noun
The metal framework of a vehicle body
“Doyle approached a cop who had examined the charred shell of the limo and asked him what might have happened.”
Noun
“A lonely boy struggling to emerge from his shell.”
Verb
Bombard with shells
“The time of flight of a bomb is longer than that of a shell and mortar fire is therefore subject to greater meteorological variation, making it less accurate than shelling by guns or howitzers and less likely to hit a moving target.”
Verb
To remove the natural covering of
“If you must reach for high-fat snacks, pick ones that require a little legwork, such as shelled peanuts or air-popped popcorn you have to make yourself.”
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