husk husk  /ˈhəsk/


  1. (n) material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  2. (n) outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
  3. (v) remove the husks from


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  1. Then she bounces her head in a pert little Chinese kowtow and the hoarse, sweet husk of her voice sounds hauntingly soft.
  2. She dies and, in a succession of increasingly smaller panels, she transforms into the husk of a ladybug.


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  1. ...of special Medicaid payments Senator Ben Nelson obtained for his state as a condition for supporting health-care legislation, Schwarzenegger said Nebraska "got the corn and we got the husk."
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Peter Costello is a political husk of a man," Mr Beazley said. "And I seriously doubt he has the strength to face the challenges of the Australian economy let alone all the issues that have to be dealt with by a government."
    on Jul 30, 2006 By: Kim Beazley Source: Ninemsn

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