hull

Definitions

  • Hulls's Steamboat
    Hulls's Steamboat
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hull remove the hulls from "hull the berries"
    • n hull the frame or body of ship
    • n Hull a large fishing port in northeastern England
    • n Hull United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
    • n Hull United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
    • n hull persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
    • n hull dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Larger Stingrays have the power to drive their stingers or tail-spines through the hulls of wooden boats
    • Hull (Naut) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging. "Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light."
    • Hull The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
    • Hull To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
    • Hull To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.
    • v. i Hull To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hull An outer covering, particularly of a nut or of grain; a husk.
    • n hull Synonyms Husk, etc. See skin, n.
    • hull To strip off the hull or hulls of: as, to hull grain; to hull strawberries.
    • hull To strip off.
    • n hull The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of her masts, yards, and rigging.
    • n hull Hence— In sporting, so far behind as to stand no chance of winning.
    • hull To strike or pierce the hull of (a ship) with a cannon-ball.
    • hull To float or drift on the water, as the hull of a ship without the aid of sails.
    • hull A variant of hill.
    • n hull A hovel; a pen; a sty.
    • n hull Holly.
    • n hull A dialectal pronunciation of whole, common in New England.
    • hull To shell (oysters).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hull hul the husk or outer covering of anything
    • v.t Hull to strip off the hull: to husk
    • n Hull hul the frame or body of a ship
    • v.t Hull to pierce the hull (as with a cannon-ball)
    • v.i Hull to float or drive on the water, as a mere hull
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hul, hol, shell, husk, AS. hulu,; akin to G. hülle, covering, husk, case, hüllen, to cover, Goth. huljan, to cover, AS. helan, to hele, conceal. √17. See Hele (v. t.) Hell

Usage

In literature:

There is a great opening in her hull.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
After supper Miss Hull and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy had a long talk.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
It makes the hull look cleaner, and brighter also, and thus enhances the sale.
"The Peanut Plant" by B. W. Jones
I walked to Goole, and from there to Hull.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Hull was highly honored by the citizens and Congress, from which he received valuable tokens of regard.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
He could see no break in her polished hull, save for the dark rows of circular ports.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
The brigand leader had gone below a few moments ago, down into the hull-corridor.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
They discovered the egg-shaped hull of an enclosed levitator car in the covered courtyard.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
They were simply thin grey hulls with powerful high-speed engines.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
We could see the whole outline of its pointed cylinder-hull, with the rounded dome on top.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Probably a derelict is the answer, some hull just afloat.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Beyond the fact that no lights were showing along the hull, there was no effort at concealment.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Arranged along the hull, on either side, were larger disks of the same quartz-like material.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
No knife, no rocket pistol, no line with magnet for securing oneself to a hull.
"Satellite System" by Horace Brown Fyfe
These hide the spray of the Chaudiere Falls, which stretch between this island and the Hull side.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Occasionally a long, shivering rasp ran through the ship as her hull nudged the rough tunnel wall.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Her hull was as long as ours, but she didn't begin to be sparred as we were.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Well said, for glory surrounded the hull spot.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
A wooden shell whose hull weighs twenty-two pounds, honest weight, is a very fragile, short-lived affair.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
The hull was useless, but the engine remained intact.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

She lifted her hull like a breasting gull
Where the rolling valleys be,
And dipped where the shining porpoises
Put ploughshares through the sea.
"The Nancy's Pride" by Bliss William Carman
No hull creeps on th' horizon's rim
No pond of smoke wreathes the far sky,
Only the dazzling sinuous swim
Of the fierce tide-maze scalds the eye.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols
Again the lightning flashed; again
They saw the Carmilhan,
Whole as before in hull and spar;
But now on board of the Valdemar
Stood the Klaboterman.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When all is done and in the oozing clay,
Ye lay this cast-off hull of mine away,
Pray not for me, for, after long despair,
The quiet of the grave will be a prayer.
"When All Is Done" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Bonny dead men on the sand, —
Dead and drowned on Morvern strand, —
Broken mast and battered hull, —
Glad the witches are in Mull!
Wind and wave are wild in Morvern.
"The Witch Of Mull" by Cicely Fox Smith
Folks look'd right solemn when they heard
The hull ov thet thar story,
An' sed, "It might be plainly seen
Twas clar agin the glory
Of Pruvidence to use a vat
Thet Satan in had boldly sat"!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Crews working to contain oil spill from cargo ship with breached hull.
A homeless man was killed Wednesday night when he was struck from behind by a car on Old Hull Road while pushing his belongings in a shopping cart , Athens-Clarke police said.
Body found in Hope Hull area Sunday.
Hull, 16, fires 71 at Women's British Open.
Teenagers Lydia Ko, Charley Hull start strong.
Parents/leaders examine charter school in Hull.
Science teachers and Longwood University students recently spent a week as "teacher researchers" at Longwood's Hull Springs Farm in Westmoreland County.
Course participants and faculty examine a sample of biological diversity along the Living Shoreline at Hull Springs Farm.
This creation was born in November 1987, growing out of the hull of a 1948 Orlando Clipper .
In Cody Zeller's slow night, Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls pick up slack.
Steel-hulled ships have used compasses for a long time.
In lieu of a Champagne bottle smashed against a hull, there was late-night bourbon and diving off the roof of the Queen Zenobia into dark waters lighted with natural phosphorescence.
320 Hull St, Richmond Manchester Va.
The artist decorated the hull of the ship with ocean-themed drawings such as mermaids, pelicans, and palm trees.
Balboa Yacht Basin boaters have one month to get up to $4,000 to switch to non-biocide paint on their hulls.
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In science:

However, even if we accept this argument, it does not follow that a set and its convex hull are equivalent insofar as determination of independencies goes.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Let (X ′ , E ) be the Skolem hull of X0 inside (Vκ , ε).
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Hull, “D-branes and the noncommutative torus,” hepth/9711165, J.
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
Let σ denote the boundary of the convex hull of γ .
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Right: pattern of Hull , which cannot be folded flat, for any mountain-valley assignment.
When Can You Fold a Map?
In other words the set of bistochastic matrices is the convex hull of the set of permutation matrices.
Random unistochastic matrices
Thus, a triangle is a pseudo-triangle. A pseudo-triangulation of a set S of n points in the plane is a partition of the convex hull of S into pseudotriangles using S as a vertex set.
Computational Geometry Column 43
She proved that a pointed pseudo-triangulation is rigid when viewed as a bar and joint framework, and that removal of a convex hull edge yields a mechanism with one degree of freedom (1-dof ) that executes an expansive motion.
Computational Geometry Column 43
For example, the hulls K form almost surely a simple path if and only if κ ≤ 4.
The Random-Cluster Model
If A ⊆ RN then cone hull(A) is a union of all rays through the origin intersecting A.
A sufficient condition for global invertibility of Lipschitz mapping
It is well known that the image F (Iq ) of BB mapping is contained in the convex hull of the control points.
A sufficient condition for global invertibility of Lipschitz mapping
This process is related to the rancher in two dimensions, since the future behavior of xn is influenced through the shape of the convex hull of the graph of xn at the tip.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
Euclidean norm and conv denotes the convex hull.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
A in terms of the convex hull distance fc (A, ·) from A.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
Thus it provides concentration for functions which satisfy a Lipschitz type condition with respect to the convex hull distance.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
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