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noun as in macaroni

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noun as in munitions

noun as in pasta

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Example Sentences

The newest coach seats drop the upholstery and, instead, are shells molded to the human spine.

Mothers pushed their children's heads down and they sped through town, leaving a trail of machine-gun shells in their wake.

An exuberant game of football takes place, then the sound of shells is heard, and both sides repair back to their enemy positions.

Once emblematic of American military muscle, the outposts are now skeletal shells.

In 1957 the U.S. Army first fielded artillery able to fire shells with atomic warheads.

First a shower of shells dropping all along the lower ridges and out over the surface of the Bay.

From dawn to breakfast time all hands busy slinging shells—modern war sinews—piles of them—aboard.

The shells came from Asia and Achi Baba:—in a fiery shower, they fell upon the lines of our front trenches.

But, before they can be used for this purpose, these leaves are coated with lime made from oyster shells and then folded up.

On the 18th fifty heavy shells, including 12-inch and 14-inch, dropped out of the blue vault of heaven on to the Anzacs.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shells, such as: penne, spaghetti, tortellini, and noodles.

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