Definitions

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  • adj. Having had the outer covering removed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as decorticate: applied most frequently to trunks of fossil trees of the coal-measures.
  • Having the periostracum, or the periostracum and the porcelanous layer, worn away, as a shell.

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Examples

  • Spelled two ways – cardamom or cardamon – it comes in two forms (green or white fruit pods that contain tiny brown aromatic seeds, or decorticated seeds without the shell).

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  • We saw something similar with the Terri Shiavo case, the decorticated woman in Florida.

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  • They want the money but don't want to have to explain their work, or account for their spending or even show results -- like the Northwestern researcher who has decorticated cats for 17 years.

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  • We take noisy exception, for example, to former human rights advocate Michael Ignatieff's recent decorticated attack on Israeli Apartheid Week and CUPE-Ontario's opposition to joint weapons research projects.

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  • Back in the fall of 1959, when I arrived in Boston as a college freshman, the universally acknowledged top of the heap was Locke-Ober, a Belle Époque pillar of elegance off the Common, with a men-only main dining room and a stuffy menu crowned by a pointlessly fussy treatment of decorticated and reshelled lobster called Savannah.

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  • Various aspects of surveillance are also decorticated and analysed in a book that counts over 650 pages: surveillance and everyday life, surveillance and pleasure, subversions, punishment, etc.

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  • (In a recent trial with soft-kernel sorghum, parboiling more than doubled the yield of decorticated grain.) · Inactivates enzymes and thereby greatly extends shelf life.

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  • Only after the resulting product is dried is it dehusked and decorticated.

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  • In India, decorticated. split dried peas (dahl) are an important protein source.

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  • The final product was decorticated with a mechanical mill.

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  • I read a novel recently - "An Ice-Cream War" by William Boyd - which features an entrepreneurial sisal farmer whose prized possession is his mighty mechanised decorticator.

    And now this!

    April 9, 2011

  • Are your cockles decorticated?

    April 9, 2011

  • (Ah, answered my own question....)

    April 8, 2011

  • What are coal-measures?

    April 8, 2011

  • Definition 1 warms the cockles of this paleobotanist's heart.

    April 8, 2011

  • "1. Same as decorticate: applied most frequently to trunks of fossil trees of the coal-measures.
    2. Having the periostracum, or the periostracum and the porcelanous layer, worn away, as a shell."
    --Century Dictionary

    April 8, 2011