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- n. One who, or that which, shells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, shells
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who shells or husks, or a tool or machine used in shelling or husking: as, a corn -sheller; pea - shellers.
- n. Specifically
- n. A machine for stripping the kernels of maize or Indian corn from the cob; a corn-sheller.
- n. One who makes a business of opening bivalves for market; an opener; a shucker; a sticker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)
Before he left, he promised to send them back a peanut sheller but found upon returning to the U.S. that no such thing existed.
Update 10/23/09 – the answer: A corn sheller, it was used to remove the undesirable shaped kernels of corn from the ends of ears leaving the large flat kernels thought to be the best for planting.
Another sheller told customers in November it couldn't honor its contracts.
At Navarro Pecan, the Texas sheller, Mr. Martin frets that if prices keep rising, Americans will simply make fewer pecan pies.
"What's changed in our business?" asks second-generation pecan merchant and sheller George Martin, president of Navarro Pecan Co. in Corsicana, Texas.
One sheller went under last year; its plants were sold to the King Ranch, the big closely held Texas agribusiness that got into the pecan business by acquisition in 2006.
The museum is full of wonderfully ridiculous inventions from the future such as the pneumatic pencil sharpener, peanut sheller, robotic nurse maid, old razor blade mangler, robotic hitch-hiker's aid, potato peeler, the hydraulic potato peeler, mechanical bottle opener, and the automatic bundle wrapper.
Esther. on 01 Jan 2007 at 2: 28 pm sheller and what is the date all the new books are coming out on 10 Jan 2007 at 4: 51 am Jessica
My name is Jock Brandis and I built a nut sheller that goes 50 times faster than doing it by hand.
I built a nut-sheller that goes 50 times faster than doing it by hand.