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Part of speech: Noun

A hard outside covering, as on a fruit, egg, tortoise, crab, etc.; a husk, as on corn, wheat, etc.; tortoise shell; a framework; as, after the fire only the shell of the house remained; a light, long, narrow racing boat; a case to hold ammunition for breechloading small arms; a hollow metallic projectile for cannon or mortar, filled with an explosive.

Part of speech: Verb

To take from the husk or cob, as peas or corn; to bombard, as a stronghold.

Part of speech: Verb

To cast or throw off the husk; to fall off, as a crust or shell.

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