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noun as in structure; covering

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Israeli media have reported on company’s links to shell companies and byzantine deals.

Then they begin to burn hydrogen in a shell surrounding the center.

An empty shell of a man stumbled into a ramshackle Pentecostal church at 3585 Middlefield Road looking to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

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I just know everybody has shell shock from the crisis learning that we did when we closed schools, and everybody had to start online.

The virus can infect human cells, and delivers DNA instructions for making the coronavirus’ spike protein — the knobby protein studding the virus’s outer shell.

Their friends noticed, and asked Sabrine to talk to him to bring him out of his shell a little.

Another said just the act of spending money on self-improvement made him determined to break out of his shell.

If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.

Then came the day Mustafa, along with two others, was killed by a mortar shell.

Yet five years later, the news operation has vanished and TRN is now a shell of its former self.

Off flew the shell, seven miles it flew; over the Turkish Army from one sea into another.

He conducts this ceremony with the greatest solemnity, occasionally pronouncing these incantatory words, "Plate or shell, sah?"

Fancy that enormous shell dropping suddenly out of the blue on to a ship's deck swarming with troops!

From pre-natal days I was destined for the railway service, as an oyster to its shell.

If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shell, such as: carapace, carcass, case, chassis, crust, and frame.

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