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Kamba - Shell

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Kamba is a Xitsonga word meaning "Shell" in English.
Same spellings: Kamba - Check

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Definition of shell
- Shell n
- Ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
- The material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
- Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles [syn: {carapace}, {cuticle}]
- The hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
- The exterior covering of a bird's egg [syn: {eggshell}]
- A rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
- A very light narrow racing boat [syn: {racing shell}]
- The housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" [syn: {case}, {casing}]
- A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: {plate}, {scale}]
- The hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc v
- Use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day" [syn: {blast}]
- Fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"
- Hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
- Look for and collect shells by the seashore
- 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}, {trounce}, {vanquish}]
- Remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
- Remove the husks from; "husk corn" [syn: {husk}]
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