Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of freeing from shucks or husks.
- n. A husking-bee; a husking.
- v. present participle of shuck.
“I don't mind sending physical copies, but if some folks are fine with PDFs there's no point in shucking out for postage, right?”
“What marvel that to be a boy at Lovell's Harbor was a boon to be coveted even if along with the distinction went a throng of homely tasks such as shucking clams, cleaning cod, baiting lobster pots, and running errands?”
“It may very well borderline on torture, which I probably shouldn’t admit since last time I posted about not liking something, namely shucking oysters I found myself staring at a case of them the next day…”
“You know the Stephen A. Smith ESPN spots I’m talking about, the ones Jason Whitlock referred to as shucking and jiving.”
“My fascination with the fact that the term "shucking" applies to shellfish and not just corn (perhaps my Midwest upbringing?), quickly turned to horror at the revolting process that occurs when one is shucking a scallop.”
“I still remember when I told my family that I was shucking my Kennedy School degree to write in Hollywood.”
“For starters, that dull, crinkly appearance is largely on the surface, so shucking winter-damaged skin will freshen your face.”
“Two adolescent girls were outside in the shade, one shucking dried corn, the other using a big mortar and pestle to pound the corn into meal.”
“So it came as something of a shock to be reduced once again to shucking oysters as an unpaid stagiaire at elBulli.”
“With its classical menu, the auberge has its apprentices spend a good deal of time peeling potatoes for dauphinoise and shucking oysters for bisque.”
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