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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An external, usually hard, protective or enclosing case or cover.

Usage examples (36)
  • Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell.
  • shell the legumes
  • The satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
  • In adult Limax maximus, the shell is a flat, elongated plate (this post has a picture of the shell). for more
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