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  • n. Plural form of husk.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of husk.


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  • By the husks on which the prodigal is said, in his hunger, to have fed himself, we are not to understand exactly what is meant by the English word husks, but a certain fruit, the fruit of the carob tree, which grows in pods and has a mealy and sweet taste.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • SAUCE: Remove the husks from the tomatillos, wash, cut into quarters and transfer to blender or the "chopping cup" of an immersion blender.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Our other favorites there include their side of thick-sliced bacon, tamales either in husks or in casserole baked with cheese and salsa verde, meatballs in gravy with rice and beans, or chile rellenos.

    Comparison, brunch at Harry's vs. Cafe de la Parroquia

  • The first time I ever saw him, he was wielding a machete, chopping the husks from the bamboo-like stakes of sorghum.

    Samuel Lopez, A Young Cowboy

  • The word husks with us denotes the outward covering of corn.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • Still it can work no injury, since this kind of fruit is unknown to us, to retain the word husks; a word that comes nearer producing the true impression of the parable, which is the principal thing, than any other which might be substituted.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • The pecans still in their husks were the ones you planted to get trees; notoriously slow-growing trees.


  • On the northern belt, shucks are the outer covering of nuts; in the middle and southern regions the word is applied to what in New England is called the husks of the corn.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster

  • Likewise the husks of wheat make a great and lasting smoke; and also dry dung; but this must be mixed with olive husks, that is olives pressed for oil and from which the oil has been extracted.

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • The husks are a byproduct of coffee production that remain in the country of origin or are sold separately for generating electricity:

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