Shucking
Shuck Shuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shucking}.] 1. To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove or take off (shucks); hence, to discard; to lay aside; -- usually with off. [Colloq.]

``Shucking'' his coronet, after he had imbibed several draughts of fire water. --F. A. Ober.

He had only been in Africa long enough to shuck off the notions he had acquired about the engineering of a west coast colony. --Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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