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shuck

 (shŭk)
n.
1.
a. A husk, pod, or shell of a seed, nut, or fruit, such as a pecan or an ear of corn.
b. A shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster or clam.
c. The exoskeleton or pupal case of an insect larva or nymph, especially one that has been shed.
2. often shucks Informal Something worthless: an issue that didn't amount to shucks.
tr.v. shucked, shuck·ing, shucks
1.
a. To remove the husk or shell from: shuck corn.
b. To open the shell of (a bivalve): shuck oysters.
2. Informal To cast off: shucked their coats and cooled off; a city trying to shuck a sooty image.
interj. shucks (shŭks)
Used to express mild disappointment, disgust, or annoyance.

[Origin unknown. Interj., alteration of shit.]

shuck′er n.
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It has its very own Oyster Shucker, dessert mezzes, a grape cellar, two large sharing tables and new additions.
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You can buy an oyster shucker from any supermarket - Ask your fishmonger ket - Ask your fishmonger to show you how to open one - it's pretty easy once you know how.
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A You're looking for an oyster shucker, which is like a knife with a short, thick, stubby blade for prising the shellfish open.
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