sheller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheller a worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sheller One who, or that which, shells; as, an oyster sheller; a corn sheller.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sheller One who shells or husks, or a tool or machine used in shelling or husking: as, a corn -sheller; pea - shellers.
    • n sheller Specifically.
    • n sheller A machine for stripping the kernels of maize or Indian corn from the cob; a corn-sheller.
    • n sheller One who makes a business of opening bivalves for market; an opener; a shucker; a sticker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sheller one who shells or husks
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Marcellus, a sheller of beans.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
You bring the musical corn sheller and give the affair the outside appearance of a function.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
Scott had apparently taken Sheller's disclaimer as an innocent evasion; it was an age of literary superscheries.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Marcellus, a sheller of beans.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
We run it with a two-hole corn sheller, a set of 16-inch burr stones, and an elevator.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
I used to turn the big corn sheller and sack the shelled corn for the Confederate soldiers.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
If I ever get to be the head of a family I shall carve turkeys with a corn sheller.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
At my farm, we have done this with an ordinary corn-sheller.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
After the nuts have come from the sheller they may be handled by shovels or by forks with tines close together.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
One of the old cannon type corn shellers, once quite common in Pennsylvania, is used to husk the nuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
An old corn-sheller used in western Massachusetts is here shown.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
You are the child that had the tip of a finger clipped off in the corn-sheller, hey?
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
Yet he saw the crop, husked, and watched it through the sheller.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
Are we going to have shellers?
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Corn Sheller, about 1898.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
She works like a watch; she's as predestined as a corn sheller.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
To separate the grain from the cobs, hand shellers are employed, or it is beaten out by sticks.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
He did not stop here, however, but went on to design rape-clappers, flax-bruisers, and corn-shellers.
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
He is one of those who carry their pea-sheller with them, or find it at every turn.
"An American Four-In-Hand in Britain" by Andrew Carnegie
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In news:

According to the National Pecan Shellers Association, pecans are high in healthy unsaturated fat and just a handful a day can lower "bad" cholesterol.
UCLA Bruins leading receiver Ricky Marvray and offensive lineman Sean Sheller have been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules, the school announced Monday.
The World's Simplest Pea- Sheller .
The terms of the settlement are confidential, Steve Sheller, the plaintiff 's attorney, said following the announcement in court today.
"The case resolved and the client is satisfied," Sheller said in an interview.
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