shell out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shell out administer or bestow, as in small portions "administer critical remarks to everyone present","dole out some money","shell out pocket money for the children","deal a blow to someone","the machine dispenses soft drinks"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shell out (slang) to hand over, as money
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Idioms

Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scell, scyl; Dut. schel, Ice. skel.

Usage

In literature:

The roasted fish are then taken out of the shells, strung upon lines, and hung up for some time in the smoke of wood fires.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
He was just put out by a high-explosive shell.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
The big gun speaks again, but wildly; its shell bursts far out on the plain.
"With Rimington" by L. March Phillipps
In a very short time the water fell so low that Long easily reached the bottom and took the shell out of the sea.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
We don't want to shell out ourselves.
"A Century of Wrong" by F. W. Reitz
From this it is taken out by a coco-nut shell cup, on the pestle being withdrawn.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Until that is done the people have to live in cellars, in shell-holes, in verminous dug-outs like beasts of prey or savages.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
It don't seem jest the thing for a woman to shell out money to a man.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
Soon a little head came out of the shell.
"All About Johnnie Jones" by Carolyn Verhoeff
I'm going to take my little birdies out of the shell pretty soon.
"Uncle Wiggily's Travels" by Howard R. Garis
A shell bursting almost overhead put all such thoughts out of his mind for the present.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was a depiction of "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater," with Eva's fair head sticking out of an immense paper pumpkin shell.
"Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays" by Margaret Penrose
The outside shell is chewed with the fruit, and spit out with the stone, when the pulp is sucked from them.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Altogether, he seemed to have retired into a shell out of which he refused to be drawn.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
After duckin half the shells the Croup people ever turned out I had to get hit with a cold in the head.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
Other shells coming out of space began to strike, but none so near, and the Strangers went calmly on.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
To-day I was giving out my soup on the train and three shells came in in quick succession.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
The old town, out of the battle area, out of the reach of shells, had prospered exceedingly.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
Uncle Sam leaped to his feet, scared half out of his wits; he was sure that a shell had struck our dugout.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
The Shellmen, 7, 8, turned the shell out of the box into this ladle, placed on the deck near No.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
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In poetry:

While there he sate, alone and blind,
That story flashed upon his mind;—
A bold thought roused him, and he took
The shell from out its secret nook,
And bore it on his head.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
Whatever can be known of earth we know,
Sneered Europe's wise men, in their snail-shells curled;
No! said one man in Genoa, and that No
Out of the darkness summoned this New World.
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
Pour out your light, O stars, and do not hold
Your loveliest shining from earth’s outworn shell
Pure and cold your radiance – pure and cold
My dead friends face as well. Requiem
"Requiem" by Ivor Gurney
Lying in dug-outs, joking idly, wearily;
Watching the candle guttering in the draught;
Hearing the great shells go high over us, eerily
Singing; how often have I turned over, and laughed
"Photographs (To Two Scots Lads)" by Ivor Gurney
I have sought all the colors in the prism;
I have brought them home again with me,
And feebly give them out upon the earth.
Sometimes I have sung
With a long sad cry in my throat
Or with a murmuring as of curiously wrought shells.
"Creator " by Isobel Stone
And pale on those same slopes, a boy--
A stormer, bled in noon-day glare;
No aid the Blue-coats then could bring,
He cried to them who nearest were,
And out there came 'mid howling shot and shell
A daring foe who him befriended well.
"A Meditation" by Herman Melville

In news:

"She came out of her shell more and more as she got used to going to college," Parnell said.
Republican groups spent $24.42 million to elect Romney, whereas Democratic organizations shelled out $9.08 million.
PATH train riders are now shelling out more for their trips.
Shelling Out for "Bo Whoop ".
Shelled out money for free agents.
HBO finally shells out for a big-budget battle with this week's Game of Thrones, and the result is well worth it.
But Soula's House of History owner Soula Alevridou is not shelling out more than 1,000 euros ($1,312) simply to see her brothel 's name on a jersey.
Shells out $52.5 million for five stations.
Don't shell out the big bucks for a new iPad.
Founded in 2007, the company sells data-storage hardware to mid-sized companies in smaller increments, allowing clients to shell out for only the amount of memory they need.
Similarly, this is the first year in quite awhile I've been excited enough about the fall movie lineup to compromise my gas fund and shell out for the big screen .
Watch out for the blue shell.
At these spas, clients shell out for naps and insomnia relief.
The big banks have agrees to shell out $26 billion to settle mortgage lawsuits with the states.
Shape up but don't shell out.
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In science:

This is quite similar to the calculation of the effective potential, only that one restricts the wavenumbers q of the fluctuations to be integrated out to the shell Λ/s < |q | < Λ.
Amphiphilic Membranes
This can be smeared out by calculating with constituent quarks far off-shell and color singlet observables.
Hadronic Light-by-Light Contribution to the Muon $g-2$
As can be seen from Fig. 50, the cross section for W -pair production increases very rapidly near the nominal kinematic threshold at √s = 2MW , although the finite W -boson width and ISR significantly smear out the sharp rise of the (unphysical) cross section for producing two on-shell W ’s (see Fig. 53).
Precision Physics at LEP
Integrating out small k+ and high Fock components should lead to effective quarks with the following properties: at low momentum transfers and with initial and final states not too far off shell, the quarks in collinear QCD or ⊥ lattice approaches should acquire a large (constituent mass scale!) effective vertex mass.
Dynamical vertex mass generation and chiral symmetry breaking on the light-front
The averages above are performed with the quadratic part of H , Eq.3.8, using the propagator Gαβ (q), Eq.6.4, with only an infinitesimal cylindrical shell (i.e. no cutoff on qz ) of modes u> α integrated out.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
We integrate out the short scale phonon modes within an infinitesimal momentum shell near the uv cutoff and study how the elastic moduli B (ℓ), K (ℓ) and the disorder variance function ∆V (u, ℓ) evolve under this RG transformation.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
We fixed the oxygen abundance to that of the unperturbed model from the center out to the fractional mass of the innermost perturbed shell.
Computational Asteroseismology
The evolution ends when the H shell runs out of fuel, i.e. when there is no longer an envelope for it to consume.
AGB Stars: Summary and Warning
By the time this radius is reached, the electromagnetic field will be confined to a thin, relativistically expanding shell, pushing a blast wave out into the surrounding medium.
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
To illustrate the emission from a boosted thermal source we use the “blast-wave” model of Siemens and Rasmussen 54 where thermalized matter of temperature Tf , approximated by a boosted Boltzmann distribution, freezes out on a thin cylindrical shell.
Hydrodynamical description of collective flow
After having established the on-shell description of the dual f ield, the next task is to f igure out an action from which this dynamics follows.
Duality-Symmetric Approach to General Relativity and Supergravity
Among the solutions of class I I I , those that are of the subtype I I Ia turn out to be trivial since the field strengths and their covariant derivatives vanish on-shell.
Local BRST cohomology in the antifield formalism: II. Application to Yang-Mills theory
Recently, Broadhurst, Kataev and Tarasov (1993) have carried out an additional calculation necessary to convert the four-loop MS QED β function to the four-loop QED on-shell β function, usually called the Callan-Symanzik function β CS QED (Callan, 1970; Symanzik, 1970, 1971).
Perturbative QCD Calculations of Total Cross Sections and Decay Widths in Hard Inclusive Processes
In the W Effective Approximation, the process qq → qqV V with V = W ± , Z is factorized out into the production of ’quasireal’ V ’s being radiated from the initial quarks and the posterior rescattering of these bosons which are assumed to be on-shell.
Introduction To The Symmetry Breaking Sector
We should point out that the on shell condition ∂+Ψ = 0 is still obeyed.
Non--Abelian Duality, Parafermions and Supersymmetry
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