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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pick from the husk or shuck leaving the latter attached to the stalk: said of the ears of maize. Compare snap, v. t., 9.


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  • The corn is all gathered and has done very well - 814 bushels of slip-shuck corn on seven acres.

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