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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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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).
We saw something similar with the Terri Shiavo case, the decorticated woman in Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
Only after the resulting product is dried is it dehusked and decorticated.
In India, decorticated. split dried peas (dahl) are an important protein source.
The final product was decorticated with a mechanical mill.
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