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  • the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
  • a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • the housing or outer covering of something
    • the clock has a walnut case
  • a very light narrow racing boat
  • a rigid covering that envelops an object
    • the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
  • the exterior covering of a bird's egg
  • the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
  • hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  • the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
  • ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • remove the husks from
    • husk corn
  • remove from its shell or outer covering
    • shell the legumes
    • shell mussels
  • come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    • We beat the competition
    • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game
  • look for and collect shells by the seashore
  • hit the pitches of hard and regularly
    • He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning
  • fall out of the pod or husk
    • The corn shelled
  • create by using explosives
    • blast a passage through the mountain
  • use explosives on
    • The enemy has been shelling us all day
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