shuck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shuck remove the shucks from "shuck corn"
    • v shuck remove from the shell "shuck oysters"
    • n shuck material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shuck A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut, and chestnut.
    • n Shuck shŭk A shock of grain.
    • Shuck The shell of an oyster or clam.
    • Shuck To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc.
    • Shuck To remove or take off (shucks); hence, to discard; to lay aside; -- usually with off. "“ Shucking ” his coronet, after he had imbibed several draughts of fire water.""He had only been in Africa long enough to shuck off the notions he had acquired about the engineering of a west coast colony."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shuck To shake.
    • n shuck A husk or pod: used especially of the epicarp of hickory-nuts and walnuts, the prickly involucre of chestnuts, etc., also, in England, of the pods of peas, etc., and, in some parts of the United States, of the husks of maize.
    • n shuck The shell of the oyster.
    • n shuck A case or covering, as that of the larva of a caddis-fly.
    • shuck To remove the husk, pod, or shell from: in the United States said especially of the husking of corn or the shelling of oysters.
    • shuck To take; strip: with off.
    • n shuck A shock; a stook.
    • n shuck The devil.
    • shuck A call to pigs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shuck shuk a husk, shell, or pod
    • v.t Shuck to remove such, to strip off
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps akin to G. shote, a husk, pod, shell

Usage

In literature:

I'll give you this straight: if I can't be corn, I won't be shucks.
"No Clue" by James Hay
Hit make me feel so kuse dat little mo' en I'd 'a' draw'd my Rabbit-foot en shuck it at you.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He shucked off his clothes as you shuck an ear of corn.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
He shucked his spacesuit and stepped into the corridor.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
In Cambridgeshire and on the Norfolk coast it is known as Shuck or Shock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
We'd a-beat them into shucks in another quarter, I reckon.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
This caterpillar is the hickory shuck worm, the larva of a small moth.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
The white folks had corn-shuckings and cotton pickings in slavery and after freedom, too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
This here won't be worth shucks, but Eunice says better late 'n never, an' if it ain't ripe then t'will be for Easter.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Shucks, it ain't nuthin'!
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
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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:

' Shuck And Swallow' Contest.
In Minneapolis, several people participated in the sixth annual " Shuck and Swallow" contest in hopes of winning a trip to Oregon's wine country.
Shuck -N-Dive Cajun Sports Café.
Several New Orleans restaurants are synonymous with oysters, and one man has made a career out of shucking them.
Eddie Davis shucks an oyster.
Way back in the day my grandmother would have me shuck corn and my first job was on a farm in Indiana, where corn is king.
Actually, that was funny because in the youth category, there was a tie and Tucker said they were going to have a " shuck off".
Awww, shucks , Blake Shelton loses.
They plan to freeze the shucked corn they harvested from the.
"Awwww, Shucks " is available via iTunes and eMusic, with streaming listening on Bandcamp.
We couldn't contain our excitement when Big Shucks , the big brother of Aw Shucks on Lower Greenville Avenue, opened last year.
Well, and roasted chicken and people-watching, too -- the shucking of oysters, the slurping of them, the absolute Zen of them.
Hicks From the Sticks Channeling Sarah Palin, Campfield Denounces Obama's 'Shuck and Jive Song and Dance '.
How to Shuck Oysters for the Holidays.
7 Summery Corn RecipesGet shucking, ready your cornmeal, and prepare to grin from ear to ear.
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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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