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Take them out of the husk; warm them with a little good gravy, a bit of butter and flour, a taste of nutmeg, pepper and salt.

There was a lump in his throat, and his good-bye had a husk in it.

With renewed strength it flings away the husk and prowls on to seek other prey.

But in the 'hip' of the rose, the incorporation with the husk of the seed does not take place.

In it, the husk and the seed envelope have become inextricably one.

Every seed has a husk, holding either that seed alone, or other seeds with it.

This product consists essentially of two parts: the Seed and its Husk.

She did not sleep that night, nor I, for the husk of the world had been torn away.

It is enclosed in a husk in the very heart of the tree, at its summit.

Wheat is good; even its husk is good; beauty and order and service have come to it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., huske "dry, outer skin of certain fruits and seeds," of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch huuskyn "little house, core of fruit, case," diminutive of huus "house," or from an equivalent formation in English (see house). As a verb, attested from 1560s. Related: Husked; husking.

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