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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. 壳; 炮弹 v. 剥去...的壳
  • [英] n.炮弹 ( an explosive firing from a large gun) ;
  • [类] chaff : wheat / shell : pecan ( 小麦有谷壳 / 山核桃有外壳)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. noun

  • Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sciell; akin to Old English scealu shell, Old Norse skel, Lithuanian skelti to split, Greek skallein to hoe
  • Date: before 12th century
  • 1.
    • a. a hard rigid usually largely calcareous covering or support of an animal
    • b. the hard or tough often thin outer covering of an egg (as of a bird or reptile) — see egg illustration
  • 2. the covering or outside part of a fruit or seed especially when hard or fibrous
  • 3. shell material (as of mollusks or turtles) or their substance
  • 4. something that resembles a shell: as
    • a. a framework or exterior structure; especially a building with an unfinished interior
    • b.
      • (1) an external case or outside covering <the shell of a ship>
      • (2) a thin usually spherical layer or surface enclosing a space or surrounding an object <an expanding shell of gas around a neutron star>
    • c. a casing without substance <mere effigies and shells of men — Thomas Carlyle>
    • d. an edible crust for holding a filling <a pastry shell><a taco salad in a tortilla shell>
    • e. band shell
    • f. a small beer glass
    • g. an unlined article of outerwear
  • 5. a shell-bearing mollusk
  • 6. an impersonal attitude or manner that conceals the presence or absence of feeling <he retreated into his shell>
  • 7. a narrow light racing boat propelled by one or more persons pulling oars or sculls
  • 8. any of the regions occupied by the orbits of a group of electrons of approximately equal energy surrounding the nucleus of an atom
  • 9.
    • a. a projectile for cannon containing an explosive bursting charge
    • b. a metal or paper case which holds the charge of powder and shot or bullet used with breech-loading small arms
  • 10. a plain usually sleeveless blouse or sweater
  • 11. a company or corporation that exists without assets or independent operations as a legal entity through which another company or corporation can conduct various dealings
  • ? shell adjective

II. verb

  • Date: 1562
  • transitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to take out of a natural enclosing cover (as a shell, husk, pod, or capsule) <shell peanuts>
      • b. to separate the kernels of (as an ear of Indian corn, wheat, or oats) from the cob, ear, or husk
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