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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shelled p. pr. & vb. n. Shelling.]
 1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.
 2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
 3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.
 To shell out, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as money. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shell·ing, n. Groats; hulled oats.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than
          hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front
          of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours
          without pausing" [syn: barrage, barrage fire, battery,