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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUSKING

Get it ready for canning by husking it and removing the silk.

It was suggested that he might be the author of the poem read at the husking.

I said, and stood like a bound boy at a husking, without a word to say for myself.

Other duties are the husking of rice and the making of cheroots.

Did Leah Herrick say anything to you against me the other night at the husking?

The work of husking and pounding the crop then occupies the village.

I was brought up on plowing, husking corn and going to meeting.

But the eye is no longer necessary for the detailed movements in husking.

With this comparison the process of husking the grain is designated.

As for Johnny, he was taken into the field to assist in husking corn.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.