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Synonyms for shell

Synonyms for shell

ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile

the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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

the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

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the exterior covering of a bird's egg

a rigid covering that envelops an object

a very light narrow racing boat

the housing or outer covering of something

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

the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

use explosives on

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create by using explosives

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fall out of the pod or husk

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hit the pitches of hard and regularly

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look for and collect shells by the seashore

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remove from its shell or outer covering

remove the husks from

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References in classic literature ?
It was then ten in the morning; the rays of the sun struck the surface of the waves at rather an oblique angle, and at the touch of their light, decomposed by refraction as through a prism, flowers, rocks, plants, shells, and polypi were shaded at the edges by the seven solar colours.
After a whole day spent in this employment, he would return about nightfall with several cocoanut shells filled with different descriptions of kelp.
The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.
We got some shells yesterday dropped within a quarter of a mile of us.
Nalasu crouched closer when the shell burst beyond, and Jerry snarled and rippled his hair afresh.
A shell had fallen through the palace roof and exploded just in the rear of the detachment of guardsmen who were coming to the rescue of their emperor.
A second shell exploded in the courtyard, on the opposite side of the building.
Within this shell were shut up a large cat, and a squirrel belonging to J.
I can thus only understand a fact with which I was much struck when examining cirripedes, and of which many other instances could be given: namely, that when a cirripede is parasitic within another and is thus protected, it loses more or less completely its own shell or carapace.
65) a singular "artificial substance resembling shell.
The poor Marionette stood as if turned to stone, with wide eyes, open mouth, and the empty halves of the egg- shell in his hands.
he thought, looking at the strange, as it were, mother-of-pearl shell of white fleecy cloudless resting right over his head in the middle of the sky.
Besides,' said Em'ly, as she looked about for shells and pebbles,
Miss Sarah Pocket, whom I now saw to be a little dry brown corrugated old woman, with a small face that might have been made of walnut shells, and a large mouth like a cat's without the whiskers, supported this position by saying, "No, indeed, my dear.
They were clean, nice oyster shells, large, and just like any other oyster shells.