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She has got a brother, but he don't amount to shucks—he ain't much more'n a three-spot.

"Fine as silk," replied the sergeant from his own heap of shucks.

Then he looked at the pump and he gave it a whack and he kicked at the spout and said "Shucks!"

Why, he wouldn't amount to shucks here, even if he stayed a year.

Shucks, sonny, no need to get this excited over a little spilt milk.

They yelled and we yelled back that they could not shoot worth "shucks."

I'll give you this straight: if I can't be corn, I won't be shucks.

But shucks, as for that, we can turn tricks on the way for money.

"Shucks, he hain't yo' kind," Dale said in a tone of deep disgust.

“Shucks,” said Fred, who was down on his knees poking at something.

WORD ORIGIN

expression of indifference, 1847, from shuck (n.) in the secondary sense "something valueless" (i.e. not worth shucks, attested in a separate source from 1847).

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