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.]

 

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