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


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

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.