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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.

2. (n.) The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.

3. (n.) A pod.

4. (n.) The hard covering of an egg.

5. (n.) The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.

6. (n.) Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.

7. (n.) A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.

8. (n.) The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breech loading small arms.

9. (n.) Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

10. (n.) A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin enclosed in a more substantial one.

11. (n.) An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.

12. (n.) An engraved copper roller used in print works.

13. (n.) The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.

14. (n.) The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

15. (n.) A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.

16. (v. t.) To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or peas; to shell oysters.

17. (v. t.) To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.

18. (v. t.) To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

19. (v. i.) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

20. (v. i.) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.

21. (v. i.) To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.

Strong's Hebrew
7827. shecheleth -- (an ingredient of the holy incense) perhaps ...
... Apparently from the same as shachal through some obscure idea, perhaps that of peeling
off by concussion of sound; a scale or shell, ie The aromatic mussel. ...
/hebrew/7827.htm - 6k

667. ephroach -- a young one
... young one. From parach (in the sense of bursting the shell); the brood of a bird --
young (one). see HEBREW parach. 666, 667. ephroach. 668 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/667.htm - 6k


Egg-Shell Christians
... TALK SEVEN. EGG-SHELL CHRISTIANS. You have sometimes heard it said of people
that "they have to be handled like eggs"; eggs must ...
// talks/talk seven egg-shell christians.htm

Christ Teaching by Parables
... The parable, like the shell of the nut, covers up the kernel. ... The shell of the nut
keeps the kernel safe for one of these persons, and safe from the others. ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching by parables.htm

The First Games
... Then, with rapid baffling movements, hands brown and alert fly from one shell to
another, shuffle them, mix them up, juggle the dried pea sometimes under this ...
// augustin/iv the first games.htm

The Pearl.
... Pliny saith, Shell fish is the wonderful geniture of a pearl congealed into a
diaphanous stone, and the shell is called the mother of pearl. ...
// parables of our lord/vi the pearl.htm

... mind to be like some tiny creature at the bottom of the sea"as incapable of
comprehending it all as is the crustacean of scooping up the Atlantic in its shell ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter xii calvary.htm

The Disciple, -- Master, if Thou Wouldst Make a Special ...
... 7. The human spirit abides in the body very much as the chicken in the
shell. If it were possible for the bird within the shell ...
// the masters feet/section ii the disciple .htm

Argument: Octavius, Displeased at the Act of this Superstitious ...
... This play is: To choose a shell from the shore, rubbed and made smooth by the tossing
of the waves; to take hold of the shell in a horizontal position with the ...
/.../the octavius of minucius felix/chapter iii argument octavius displeased at.htm

Tenth Commandment
... In fact we might add lying, and make them triplets. "The covetous person is a thief
in the shell. The thief is a covetous person out of the shell. ...
// and wanting/tenth commandment.htm

The Form and Spirit of Religion
... It is like an egg-shell enclosing the egg; there is no life in the shell, but you
must take care you do not crack it, or else you may destroy the life within. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the form and spirit of.htm

... The peculiarity of the Hermits is that they take up their abode in the cast-off
shell of some other animal, not unusually the whelk; and here, like Diogenes in ...
/.../drummond/natural law in the spiritual world/semi-parasitism.htm

Shell (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. 2. (n.) The covering,
or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell. 3. (n.) A pod. ...
/s/shell.htm - 9k

Onycha (1 Occurrence)
... A nail; claw; hoof, (Hebrews sheheleth; Exodus 30:34), a Latin word applied to the
operculum, ie, the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve ...
/o/onycha.htm - 8k

Pearl (5 Occurrences)
... Its shell is the "mother of pearl," which is of great value for ornamental purposes
(1 Timothy 2:9; Revelation 17:4). Each shell contains eight or ten pearls ...
/p/pearl.htm - 10k

Colour (22 Occurrences)
... Purple, a colour obtained from the secretion of a species of shell-fish (the Murex
trunculus) which was found in the Mediterranean, and particularly on the ...
/c/colour.htm - 21k

Kernel (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The inner part of a grain or seed, often the edible part; all that is within
the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence ...
/k/kernel.htm - 8k

Include (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to enclose; as, the
shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell. ...
/i/include.htm - 8k

Tortoise (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) having a color like that of a tortoise's shell, black with white and
orange spots; -- used mostly to describe cats of that color. ...
/t/tortoise.htm - 9k

Egg (3 Occurrences)
... tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the white
or albumen, and enclosed in a shell or strong membrane. 2 ...
/e/egg.htm - 10k

... It furnished an abundance of the shell-fish so valuable for the manufacture of the
Tyrian purple, and this would have led the Phoenicians to occupy the site. ...
/d/dora.htm - 9k

Dor (7 Occurrences)
... It furnished an abundance of the shell-fish so valuable for the manufacture of the
Tyrian purple, and this would have led the Phoenicians to occupy the site. ...
/d/dor.htm - 13k

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Shell (1 Occurrence)

Esther 1:6
There were hangings of white cloth , of green, and of blue, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and white, and yellow, and black marble.
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