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Definition of Husk

  • The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.
  • The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
  • To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
  • outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  • remove the husks from

How to use husk in a sentence. Husk pronunciation.

The body is the shell of the soul, apparel is the husk of that shell; the husk often tells you what the kernel is.
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Major Alan Hawke was gracefully reminiscent, and in describing the social functions, the habits of those in the swim, the inner core of Indian life under its canting social and official husk, he brought an amused smile to the mobile face of his beautiful listener.
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They then hurry through a mass of facts, rush into class and mull over these dry husks, unable in the rush even to see the kernel of truth lying within.
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He, poor fellow, fascinated, returned the ghastly stare of a suffering soul in that mere husk of a man.
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All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.
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And twilight fell on the full harvest home, And the barn doors were closed, and painted wagons Stood empty by the ricks, with sunken wheels Smeared with the fallen husks, and voice was none, And silence with the moon was over all. .....
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They found the son weak and fainting, fallen within the porch-a worn, bearded man, returned from failure and suffering and the husks of evil.
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The warning was not needed, for there was a sharp, fierce hissing heard plainly above the spluttering crackle of the burning husks, the pile was violently agitated, and then the burning heap was heaved up and scattered about in various directions, while, half-hidden by the smoke, it seemed as if a couple of pieces of stout Manilla cable were being furiously shaken upon the earthen floor.
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These ants winnow or husk the grain after it has been carried into the nest.
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And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine ate because he had nothing to eat.
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Each nut is surrounded by a tough husk, or shell, nearly two inches thick, and when it has reached its full size it contains a pint, or a pint and a half, of the juice usually called cocoa-nut milk.
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The kernels of the tough outer husks, above referred to, are the "cocoa-nuts" which we see exposed for sale in this country, but these nuts give no idea of the delightful fruit when plucked from the tree.
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Baskets are made from the leaves, matting and cordage of the fibrous husk, and oil is extracted from the nut.
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Sometimes-though not often-a man arrives with a constitution unsuited to husks.
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Where the story told that the young man had gone into a far country; that he had wasted his substance in riotous living; that he was abased to the feeding of swine; that he craved in his hunger the very husks; that he lamented the plenty of his father's house-a cloud came upon her countenance, and the simplest eye could have interpreted the thoughts that troubled her.
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Married women, worn with many cares, often went into "retreat"; girls tired of society's whirl; those wrung with hopeless passion; unmanageable wives; all who had fed on the husks of satiety; those who had incurred the displeasure of parents or kinsmen, or were deserted, forlorn and undone, all these found rest in the convents-provided they had the money to pay.
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Behold how nature, having a fervent desire, after its production of plants, trees, shrubs, herbs, sponges, and plant-animals, to eternize and continue them unto all succession of ages (in their several kinds or sorts, at least, although the individuals perish) unruinable, and in an everlasting being, hath most curiously armed and fenced their buds, sprouts, shoots, and seeds, wherein the above-mentioned perpetuity consisteth, by strengthening, covering, guarding, and fortifying them with an admirable industry, with husks, cases, scurfs and swads, hulls, cods, stones, films, cartels, shells, ears, rinds, barks, skins, ridges, and prickles, which serve them instead of strong, fair, and natural codpieces.
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That is to say, we are then best able to judge aright of the deservings of a man when he is called to the management of affairs; for when before he lived in a private condition, we could have no more certain knowledge of him than of a bean within his husk.
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Only, answered Double-fee, for fear there should still lurk some juice among the husks and hullings in the mother of the grape.
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The slaves were given fat meat and bread made of husk of corn and wheat.
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Examples of Husk

Example #1
Decency is half way between affectation and neglect.
Example #2
Be not too early in the fashion, nor too late.
Example #3
The burning noons, the sweltering Zones of Death, the cool hills, the Vanity Fair of Simla, the shaded luxury of bungalow life, and the mad undercurrent of intrigue, the tragedy element of the Race for Wealth, the Struggle for Place, and the Chase for Fame.
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He did not note the passage of time.
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Little wonder pupils tire of such rations.
Example #6
One of the most regrettable facts connected with some of our teaching is that teachers leave the preparation of their lessons until the few minutes just preceding their recitation hour.