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Sentence count:205+6 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-16Updated:2016-12-13
Synonym: beatbeat outblastcarapacecasecasingcrushcuticleeggshellhuskplateracing shellscaleshieldtrouncevanquishSimilar words: helloshelfhelpwellbellyelltellcellMeaning: [ʃel]  n. 1. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun 2. the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals 3. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles 4. the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts 5. the exterior covering of a bird's egg 6. a rigid covering that envelops an object 7. a very light narrow racing boat 8. the housing or outer covering of something 9. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) 10. the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc. v. 1. use explosives on 2. fall out of the pod or husk 3. hit the pitches of hard and regularly 4. look for and collect shells by the seashore 5. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict 6. remove from its shell or outer covering 7. remove the husks from. 
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1, Better half an egg than empty shell
2, Keep down or you'll be hit by shell fragments.
3, A snail's shell is spiral in form.
4, The men were suffering from shell shock.
5, After the fire the house was a mere shell.
6, Never microwave egg in the shell.
7, Only the shell of the factory was left after the fire had been put out.
8, She had built up a protective shell of indifference around herself.
9, The snail went back into its shell.
10, The shell had a beautiful pearly lustre.
11, Shell carvings are a specialty of the town.
12, The armadillo has a protective shell of bony plates.
13, The shell had blown his head off.
14, The bird picked the nut out of the shell.
15, A shell burst only yards away from us.
16, The animal retracted into its shell.
17, The house was now a shell gutted by flames.
18, He pulled an oar in the winning shell.
19, The shell surrounding the egg has many important functions.
20, The shell has a highly distinctive pattern.
21, A shell exploded right beside his office.
22, They braved heavy shell fire to rescue the wounded.
23, A shell screamed over our head.
24, Critics called the proposal a shell game.
25, One 16-inch shell struck the control tower.
26, The shell is smooth on the inside.
27, He that will eat the nut must first crack the shell
28, In parts of Northern France,[http://sentencedict.com/shell.html] farmers still plough up shell fragments and weapons.
29, He said many of the men who were shot for cowardice were in fact suffering from shell shock.
30, After the fire, all that was left was the burned-out shell of the building.
More similar words: helloshelfhelpwellbellyelltellcellsellhelmetshelterswellspellhelpfulcannot helpselleras wellsell outyellowtell onsell offnonethelessto the lifeand the likesmell outwell knowndwell onsmell ofwell-knownin the least
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