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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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Nalasu crouched closer when the shell burst beyond, and Jerry snarled and rippled his hair afresh.
Jerry had just gained the doorway when the shell exploded.
Yet all this gravel has been transported, and probably rounded, subsequently to the deposition of the white beds, and long subsequently to the underlying beds with the tertiary shells.
The old and weathered shells left on the surface of the upraised plain still partially retain their colours.
At the same moment the third shell burst through the roof of the cottage, and exploded in the room, just inside the door.
I am afraid the shell has struck her," she said, yielding her place to him.
I well remember, when first collecting in the fresh waters of Brazil, feeling much surprise at the similarity of the fresh-water insects, shells, &c.
The mortar was charged with 160 pounds of powder, and the shell placed in the chamber.
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.
It was hard to go away and leave it all, particularly as Nut had actually crept on to her dress and Shell had scrambled down the trunk of the apple-tree they sat under and stayed there looking at her with inquiring eyes.
We got some shells yesterday dropped within a quarter of a mile of us.
After a whole day spent in this employment, he would return about nightfall with several cocoanut shells filled with different descriptions of kelp.
came a frightened cry from a soldier and, like a bird whirring in rapid flight and alighting on the ground, a shell dropped with little noise within two steps of Prince Andrew and close to the battalion commander's horse.
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.
They were clean, nice oyster shells, large, and just like any other oyster shells.