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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unhusk.
  • adj. Without a husk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not husked; having the husk on.
  • adj. Having the husk removed; without husk.


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  • And there were ducks also, and ducks and blackbirds feasted to fatness on the ripe rice half unhusked by the sun.

    Chapter 21

  • A Dutch official was sent with twenty soldiers to tell the inhabitants of villages to the south "that henceforth (as a sign that we are their protector) each family would have to deliver to the company ten bundles of rice paddy [unhusked rice] each year."

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Like Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan carefully listed the foodstuffs available in the markets: Husked and unhusked rice, beans, cereals, barley, wheat, sesame and all kinds of vegetables….

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Earlier in the week, Indonesia raised the price it pays farmers for unhusked rice by 10%, and for finished rice by 7.5%.

    Indonesian Rice Prices

  • That next spring, my mother found two unhusked nuts in the bottom of one of those last sacks of pecans.


  • Secrecy is enjoined by the cynical axiom, “If you have rice, hide it under the unhusked grain.”

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • For delicious corn on the cob, cut off the silk and loose leaves, place the unhusked corn in a 325-degree oven, and bake for 10 minutes.


  • Cob maize, either husked or unhusked, is often dried in narrow cribs with open wall construction to allow natural ventilation through the cobs.

    Chapter 5

  • Figure II. 2 Simple rack for the sun drying of unhusked maize cobs

    Chapter 5

  • Total production in 1976 was about 3,483 million nuts, or the equivalent of about 6.6 million tons of unhusked nuts and 1.4 million tons of copra.

    Chapter 5


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