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1. The outer membranous or green envelope of some fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn.
2. A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
3. A framework serving as a support.
tr.v. husked, husk·ing, husks
To remove the husk from.

[Middle English, probably diminutive of hus, house, Middle Dutch hūskijn, little house, core of an apple; see house.]

husk′er n.
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His teeth seemed perpetually to ache with desire, and in lieu of black legs he husked the cocoanuts that fell from the trees in the compound, kept the enclosure clear of intruding hens, and made a hostile acquaintance with every boss-boy who came to report.
The evaluated characteristics were: photosynthetic rate; ear length; husked and unhusked ear weight; percentage and yield of marketable ears.
Weather and soil conditions varied greatly across the Midwest, affecting yields and thus the amount of corn that could be husked in a given period of time.
Procurement Framework Agreement: Acquisition Min and Max 295 900 267 300 Pcs Pcs Chicken Eggs, Min and Max 10189 Kg 9198 Kg Chicken Thighs, Min of 12540 Kg and 13173 Kg Maximum Husked Rice, Min and Max of 17600 Kg 19304 Kg Granulated Sugar Subsequent Contract: Acquisition Min and Max of 14580 Pcs 16140 Pcs Chicken Eggs, Min and Max 311 Kg 289 Kg Chicken Thighs, Min of 707 Kg and 742 Kg Maximum Husked Rice, Min and Max 1126 Kg 1029 Kg Granulated Sugar
The scientists found that the substitution of up to 40% barley malt with husked or huskless oats resulted in significantly higher pH values, beta-glucan content and viscosity, as well as significantly lower soluble nitrogen and polyphenol content, color value, filtration rates and apparent attenuation limits.
30 per quintal of husked coffee is given to producers who have technically advanced coffee plantations, $28 to those who manage planting in a semi-technical form and $24 to those using traditional management;
You will need: rubber gloves; newspapers; a hard surface to work on; a hammer, knife or other instrument to cut away the husk; a bucket; a source for running water; and net bags, a screen or a table for storing the husked nuts while they dry for a few days.
When I said "go," they husked as fast as they could.
3 Cut into wheels: With a mallet or hammer, tap a heavy knife through husked ears of corn to cut them into wheels an inch or so wide.
To conduct a single-seed selection for high stearic acid content in materials derived from the mutant CAS-14, we have focused on the potential of NIRS for nondestructive analysis of stearic acid content in husked achenes of sunflower.
Contract notice: Delivery of vegetable and fruit, and potatoes husked sterilized.
In experiments, mixtures of rice flour and husked buckwheat and rice flour and unhusked buckwheat flour expressed rheological properties similar to wheat flour.