The calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. (noun)
The hard calcareous covering of a bird egg. (noun)
The exoskeleton or wing covers of certain insects. (noun)
The covering, or outside part, of a nut. (noun)
A pod containing the seeds of certain plants, such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris. (noun)
plural Husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is sometimes used as a substitute or adulterant for cocoa and its products such as chocolate. (noun)
The conjoined scutes that comprise the "shell" (carapace) of a tortoise or turtle. (noun)
The overlapping hard plates comprising the armor covering the armadillo's body. (noun)
The accreted mineral formed around a hollow geode. (noun)
The casing of a self-contained single-unit artillery projectile. (noun)
A hollow usually spherical or cylindrical projectile fired from a siege mortar or a smoothbore cannon. It contains an explosive substance designed to be ignited by a fuse or by percussion at the target site so that it will burst and scattered at high velocity its contents and fragments. Formerly called a bomb. (noun)
The cartridge of a breechloading firearm; a load; a bullet; a round. (noun)
Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in, as the shell of a house. (noun)
A garment, usually worn by women, such as a shirt, blouse, or top, with short sleeves or no sleeves, that often fastens in the rear. (noun)
A coarse or flimsy coffin; a thin interior coffin enclosed within a more substantial one. (noun)
A string instrument, as a lyre, whose acoustical chamber is formed like a shell. (noun)
The body of a drum; the often wooden, often cylindrical acoustic chamber, with or without rims added for tuning and for attaching the drum head. (noun)
An engraved copper roller used in print works. (noun)
The watertight outer covering of the hull of a vessel, often made with planking or metal plating. (noun)
The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve. (noun)
A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood, impermeable fabric, or water-proofed paper; a racing shell or dragon boat. (noun)
An operating system software user interface, whose primary purpose is to launch other programs and control their interactions; the user's command interpreter. (noun)
A set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number. (noun)
An emaciated person. (noun)
A psychological barrier to social interaction. (noun)
A legal entity that has no operations. (noun)
To remove the outer covering or shell of something. See sheller. (verb)
To bombard, to fire projectiles at. (verb)
To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out). (verb)
To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc. (verb)
To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk. (verb)
Examples of word shell
I used to listen to the sea in that shell in the sitting-room, and I tried and tried to find a name for the sound, and all at once _song_ came into my head -- _The song of the sea in the shell_.
The Cambridge psychologist C. S. Myers invented the term shell shock in 1915 and it soon became popular with soldiers and civilians as an informal description of the phenomenon.
This produced huge numbers of soldiers unable to fight for psychological reasons—up to 40 percent of battlefield casualties by some estimates.4 But at the time, doctors thought that the concussive effects of the constant shelling somehow damaged the nervous system—hence the name shell shock.
Please be aware that even if the reinstalller does not actually care about its position when invoked, the two parts (the tar archive and the term shell script) are both needed in the same folder.
These are the people who only read Harry Potter and Dan Brown, so breaking into their shell is a real battle for anyone, POD published or not.