shucks

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shucks something of little value "his promise is not worth a damn","not worth one red cent","not worth shucks"
    • n shucks an expression of disappointment or irritation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shucks An interjection indicating contempt, especially a contemptuous rejection of some suggestion or remark: as, oh, shucks! I don't believe it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Shucks (slang) expressive of contempt or disappointment
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Usage

In literature:

I reckon the feathers has got shuck down.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
Got the habit when I was a kid and never shucked it.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
I'm poor shucks, Janet, an' not over keen; but I'm fairly full of trouble now!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
She guessed that other men thought big shucks of her anyway.
"Elder Conklin" by Frank Harris
And, shucks they're not hard to get.
"Subversive" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
You won't stay shuck off, and that's the sort of a man that gets next to me.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
They'd whip us to shucks on the paraira.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Flotsam and jetsam of shucks drifting down, and forming in mass at the eddies.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
But shucks, that don't matter to us, Fred, not a whit.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
He checked it over carefully and began shucking his vac suit.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Our'n don't amount to shucks this year.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
When dey tuck de jug outin' de spring de water 'bleedge to be shuck up.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Ma, she aimed to learn me onct, but I'd ruther shuck beans.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Do I know pea-shucks!
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
He done shuck hans w'en he wuz live wid um great en small.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
Shucks, we don't even know where it is, except that it's somewhere among the rice terraces.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
Half o' the mines sold to the suckers weren't worth shucks.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Your Grace 'll take the shuck bed yourself.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
And shucks, no one has such pretty ribbons.
"Dorothy's Tour" by Evelyn Raymond
A leaning log angled from the bank into the slough, and the surviving muskrat sat on it, shucking a fresh-water mussel.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
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In poetry:

By shucks! It seems to me,
That you I orter be
Thankful, that our Ted could see
A way to operate it.
"Ezra on the Strike" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Here's a recipe for those less-than-perfect peas—no shucking involved.
Astros send down Shuck to make room for Happ.
Shuck signs with Los Angeles Angels.
Here, 4 simple steps for shucking oysters at home.
Hicks From the Sticks Channeling Sarah Palin, Campfield Denounces Obama's ' Shuck and Jive Song and Dance'.
West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Clam Shucking Contest.
Jerome Porter, 13, of Salem City shucked four ears of corn and was named the winner.
Oyster Shucking Contest On Tap.
And even after all of these years, event organizer Shane Borschnack said "they eat'em faster than we can shuck 'em" and the people just keep coming back for more.
Oyster- Shucking Contest Celebrates 25 Years at Fur Rondy.
Sarah Palin is defending her use of the term "shuck and jive" to characterize President Obama as evasive and dishonest, dismissing criticism that the term is racist.
I thought, "Shucks, there ain't nothing to this.".
Shuck the spacecraft 182 spacewalkers have.
It is California's largest commercial shellfish operation, producing 460,000 pounds of shucked oysters a year, an amount the proprietor says is almost 40 percent of all the oysters harvested in California.
1 pound shucked oysters (see Notes), drained and chopped into bite-size pieces.
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In science:

In deriving the expressions for operator matrix elements, we follow Ring and Shuck .
N-electron Slater determinants from non-unitary canonical transformations of fermion operators
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