SHell

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shell \Shell\, noun [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.]

1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell. (b) A pod. (c) The hard covering of an egg.

Think him as a serpent's egg, . . . And kill him in the shell. --Shak. (d) (Zool.) The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like. (e) (Zool.) Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.

2. (Mil.) A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See {Bomb}.

3. The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.

4. Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

5. A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one. --Knight.

6. An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.

When Jubal struck the chorded shell. --Dryden.

7. An engraved copper roller used in print works.

8. pl. The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.

9. (Naut.) The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

10. A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.

11. Something similar in form or action to an ordnance shell; specif.: (a) (Fireworks) A case or cartridge containing a charge of explosive material, which bursts after having been thrown high into the air. It is often elevated through the agency of a larger firework in which it is contained. (b) (Oil Wells) A torpedo. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

12. A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

13. A gouge bit or shell bit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Message shell}, a bombshell inside of which papers may be put, in order to convey messages.

{Shell bit}, a tool shaped like a gouge, used with a brace in boring wood. See {Bit}, noun, 3.

{Shell button}. (a) A button made of shell. (b) A hollow button made of two pieces, as of metal, one for the front and the other for the back, -- often covered with cloth, silk, etc.

{Shell cameo}, a cameo cut in shell instead of stone.

{Shell flower}. (Bot.) Same as {Turtlehead}.

{Shell gland}. (Zool.) (a) A glandular organ in which the rudimentary shell is formed in embryonic mollusks. (b) A glandular organ which secretes the eggshells of various worms, crustacea, mollusks, etc.

{Shell gun}, a cannon suitable for throwing shells.

{Shell ibis} (Zool.), the openbill of India.

{Shell jacket}, an undress military jacket.

{Shell lime}, lime made by burning the shells of shellfish.

{Shell marl} (Min.), a kind of marl characterized by an abundance of shells, or fragments of shells.

{Shell meat}, food consisting of shellfish, or testaceous mollusks. --Fuller.

{Shell mound}. See under {Mound}.

{Shell of a boiler}, the exterior of a steam boiler, forming a case to contain the water and steam, often inclosing also flues and the furnace; the barrel of a cylindrical, or locomotive, boiler.

{Shell road}, a road of which the surface or bed is made of shells, as oyster shells.

{Shell sand}, minute fragments of shells constituting a considerable part of the seabeach in some places.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shell \Shell\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shelling}.]

1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.

2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.

3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

{To shell out}, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as money. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shell \Shell\, verb (used without an object)

1. To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

2. To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.

3. To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping. Shellac

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

shell

noun

1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

2: the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

3: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles [syn: {carapace}, {shell}, {cuticle}, {shield}]

4: the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

5: the exterior covering of a bird's egg [syn: {shell}, {eggshell}]

6: a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

7: a very light narrow racing boat [syn: {shell}, {racing shell}]

8: the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" [syn: {shell}, {case}, {casing}]

9: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: {plate}, {scale}, {shell}]

10: the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

verb

1: use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day" [syn: {blast}, {shell}]

2: create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain" [syn: {blast}, {shell}]

3: fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"

4: hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

5: look for and collect shells by the seashore

6: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" [syn: {beat}, {beat out}, {crush}, {shell}, {trounce}, {vanquish}]

7: remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

8: remove the husks from; "husk corn" [syn: {husk}, {shell}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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