shell

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  • These stars travel a longer-than-usual distance from the shell break before burning out.
  • They are covered with a hard shell, which would otherwise prevent growth.
  • Only the stone shell of the town hall and a few fragments of other buildings remained standing.
  • Named for the shape of its break, this shell has stars that leave behind a short tail.
  • A shell intended to produce a loud report rather than a visual effect.
  • For other uses, a capacity of any number of shells is generally permitted.
  • The broken shell wall continued mainly forward but had little destructive effect.
  • The shell is part of the body of the animal.
  • Thus the total light received from the second shell is the same as the total light received from the first shell.
  • Most of the area's artifacts of stone and shell were found here.
  • The next day he was buried, with others, under a house which had been shelled.
  • Shell was fired again at the end of the season.
  • A boy drew names from one box of shells and a girl drew plot numbers from the second box.
  • The shell would pass the Earth after a few decades.
  • His coming was like the rush of a fifteen-inch shell past one's head. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. V, Apr, 1864, Number IV, by Various
  • This is useful because many more shells can land on the target with no warning.
  • Indeed, even shells that failed this relatively mild test had still been issued to ships.
  • This means that the magic numbers are expected to be those in which all occupied shells are full.
  • They must guard a village that is being shelled too heavily.
  • Washington was not hit during the battle; the nearest shells fell away.
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Meaning of shell

  • noun Ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun The material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
  • noun The hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
  • noun The exterior covering of a bird's egg
  • noun A rigid covering that envelops an object
    the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
  • noun A very light narrow racing boat
  • noun The housing or outer covering of something
    the clock has a walnut case
  • noun The hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
  • verb Fall out of the pod or husk
    The corn shelled
  • verb Hit the pitches of hard and regularly
    He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning
  • verb Look for and collect shells by the seashore
  • verb Remove from its shell or outer covering
    shell the legumes, shell mussels