From Hopedale and shell Beach to Buras and Venice, the stories are heartbreaking.
The shell is a combination of matte and shiny plastics, but it still feels like a solid piece of hardware.
So you pretty much remained in your shell all throughout high school?
Yet five years later, the news operation has vanished and TRN is now a shell of its former self.
He also said the princess had spent cash held in a shell company.
Each side or shell is comparable to a door, opening and shutting on a hinge.
Things as trifling as the turning of a shell may restore you to your rights.
Anxiety, and not a desire to see life, had drawn him from his shell in Bison.
shell be greatly taken, with the notion that he sent for me instead of me running after him!
One, I hope, would be some sort of Terebratula, or shell akin to it.
Old English sciell, scill, Anglian scell "seashell, eggshell," related to Old English scealu "shell, husk," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo "piece cut off; shell; scale" (cf. West Frisian skyl "peel, rind," Middle Low German schelle "pod, rind, egg shell," Gothic skalja "tile"), with the shared notion of "covering that splits off," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (cf. Old Church Slavonic skolika "shell," Russian skala "bark, rind;" see scale (n.1)). Italian scaglia "chip" is from Germanic.
Sense of "mere exterior" is from 1650s; that of "hollow framework" is from 1791. Meaning "structure for a band or orchestra" is attested from 1938. Military use (1640s) was first of hand grenades, in reference to the metal case in which the gunpowder and shot were mixed; the notion is of a "hollow object" filled with explosives. Hence shell shock, first recorded 1915. Shell game "a swindle" is from 1890, from a version of three-card monte played with a pea and walnut shells.
1560s, "to remove (a nut, etc.) from a shell," from shell (n.). The meaning "to bombard with shells" is first attested 1856. To shell out "disburse" (1801) is a figurative use from the image of extracting nuts. Related: Shelled; shelling.
The commonest Unix shells are the c shell (csh) and the Bourne shell (sh).
2. (Or "wrapper") Any interface program that mediates access to a special resource or server for convenience, efficiency, or security reasons; for this meaning, the usage is usually "a shell around" whatever.