Later that night, another crowd had shelled out $15,000 to sit for dinner with the president.
Residential neighborhoods have been shelled and water and electricity have been cut.
[Fashionista] The Gap Buys Intermix: Gap Inc has shelled out $130 million to purchase high-end retail chain, Intermix.
Between 9/11 and the 2009 bill, America shelled out $15 billion.
Ankara shelled targets in Syria after an errant shell from Syrian forces killed Turkish citizens Wednesday.
Honestly, if Baton Rouge has to be shelled, I shall hate to miss the fun.
Then she went down to the arbour where she had shelled peas only that morning.
The king will be delighted at this, and immediately order a measure of the paddy to be shelled and cooked for his morning meal.
Were they to stay there and be shelled all day, without a chance to see anything of the fighting?
Had he not shelled the derelict so completely that nothing could possibly survive?
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.