Unshell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unshell To strip the shell from; to take out of the shell; to hatch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unshell To divest of the shell; take out of a shell; hatch; hence, to give birth to; also, to release.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unshell un-shel′ to strip of the shell, to release.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + shell,

Usage

In literature:

If we continue to unshell the kernel, we find, below this mineral layer, a last silken tunic that forms a globe around the brood.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
Have patience: I shall presently stand unshelled.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
For unshelled corn, add about one-quarter weight.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Sandy has hung up long strings of unshelled ears of corn.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
A pint of unshelled shrimps is about enough for four persons.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
The house was empty, except that some unshelled rice and saltpetre were strewn about it.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
For unshelled corn, add about one-quarter weight.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Unshelling theological controversies of their school terms, he made of them plain and wholesome meat for the people.
"Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

A spokesman for the National Restaurant Association said he hadn't heard of any restaurants dropping eggs from the menu entirely, or switching to pasteurized eggs , which are unshelled eggs heated to kill bacteria.
Peas, pink eyes, unshelled (bushel) $24-$25.
You can explain what they're for, maybe even show how they work if you own one and have an unshelled pecan lying around.
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