shell

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. bomb, bombard, cannonade, strafe, pepper; shuck, strip, pod, hull. See attack, divestment. —n. case; carapace; husk, seashell; bomb, grenade, explosive, shrapnel, torpedo; boat, cockleshell, racing boat. See covering, defense.
- shell out - shell shock
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A shell-like cover or structure]
Syn. husk, crust, nut, pod, case, pericarp, scale, shard, theca, integument, eggshell, carapace, plastron.
2. [An explosive projectile]
Syn. bullet, projectile, casing, cartridge; see bullet .
Varieties include: armor-piercing, blind-loaded, high-explosive, anti-personnel, artillery shell, cannon shell, common, deck-piercing, torpedo, shrapnel, antiaircraft; see also weapon 1 .
3. [A crustaceous covering]
Syn. carapace, sea shell, test.
Varieties include: tortoise, crustacean, conch, snail; see also seashell . v.
Syn. strip, break off, remove the kernel, shuck, shell off, peel off, exfoliate, husk.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. marine animal casing conch, mollusk, mussel shell, clamshell, periwinkle, triton, oyster, nautilus, baby bonnet, mottled Venus, scallop.
2. carapace casing, shield, defense.
3. hull casing, husk, pod, husk, sheath, jacket, covering.
4. bomb projectile, missile, shot, mortar, ball, shrapnel.
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v.
1. shuck husk, peel, open.
2. bombard bomb, barrage, fire upon, cannonade, strafe.

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