Cocoa shells

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cocoa shells the husks which separate from the cacao seeds in preparing them for use.
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Usage

In literature:

There, when the children were in bed and asleep, he repaired with some green cocoa-nuts and a shell.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The universe is like the hollow of a vast cocoa-nut shell, divided into many imaginary circles like those of mediaeval speculation.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
However, the volume of cocoa can be easily increased by cheaper materials, such as starch, ground cocoa shells, etc.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
All they require is a knife, and a cocoa shell for water.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
You see, I have only got that there big jar of water, and a cocoa-nut shell to drink out of.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
There was a calabash or so, and two or three sections of cocoa-nut shells.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
They were soon down, and there, on the margin of the woods, they found a heap of cocoa-nut shells scattered about.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
The nut itself is enveloped in a fibrous shell, like the cocoa-nut.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Some cocoa-nut shells were lying about.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The husks are known as cocoa-shells.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
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