Search for crossword answers and clues
Work on corn
Answer for the clue "Work on corn", 5 letters:
Alternative clues for the word shuck
Open, as oysters
Remove the husk from, as corn
Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
Word definitions for shuck in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES aw shucks EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ He shucked off his wet coat and hat in the hallway. ▪ Hong Kong wanted to shuck its image as a producer of cheap merchandise. EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Booties, coats and gloves were...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shuck \Shuck\ (sh[u^]k), n. A shock of grain. [Prev. Eng.]
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The shell or husk, especially of grains (e.g. corn/maize) or nuts (e.g. walnuts). 2 (context slang African American Vernacular English English) A fraud; a scam. 3 (context slang English) A phony. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To remove the shuck...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to remove the shucks from," 1819, from or related to shuck (n.). Related: Shucked ; shucking .\n \nMany extended senses are from the notion of "stripping" an ear of corn, or from the capers associated with husking frolics; such as "to strip (off) one's...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds [syn: chaff , husk , stalk , straw , stubble ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Shuck may refer to: The shell sections of grains Black Shuck , mythical dog Shuckin' and jivin'
Usage examples of shuck.
Brer Tarrypin, he flapped he foots, en wagged he head, en shuck he tail, but all dis aint do no good.
She had shucked herself out of that jama thing, and her skin felt whisper-soft, super-heated.
The boy was going to have to shuck his posh, Mediant Coast accent and learn man-dialect, real quick.
To shuck all the principles of my profession with the ease of shucking an ear of corn and let my client suffer an unrebutted attack that would leave him imprisoned for the rest of his life was almost unthinkable.
He sat, shucking off his bearskin, savoring the odors as Lhyn took the pan bread from the flames.
Iowa Democrats have never put on a shuck to equal the August 1999 Republican straw pollan overhyped dress rehearsal for the caucuses that prompted candidates to squander so much money on buses, barbecue and big-name entertainers like Crystal Gayle that the effort prematurely drove Lamar Alexander and Elizabeth Dole from the race.
I knowed people built theirself up with sin till they figgered they was big mean shucks in the sight a the Lord.
Al the Barb seemed mighty twitchy, but if memory served her right, his manic edge was as much shuck as his cowboy routine.
It was these frequent glimmerings of the man underneath the childhood he was shucking that swept Angevine with true passion for him, that stained her vague parental warmth with something more hard and base and breathless.
Malachi paused only long enough to grab the bracae he had shucked before heading to bed.
Even his knucklebone pendant was ripped away and his worn moosehide boots were shucked off.
The captain puffed, not looking at Luis but at the growling Tiger being shucked of its transport treads.
This time Tedi and Edward brought down an oysterman from the Chesapeake Bay who shucked oysters right out of an ice-crammed barrel.
Williams rose indignantly, shucked off his coat, hat, vest, suspenders and scarfpin, heaped them on the table, and then sat down and glared at the Reverend Mr.
Kicking off her seaboots and shucking her ratty sweater and shirt, she sluiced frigid water over her chestnut curls and ample breasts.