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tr.v. un·shelled, un·shell·ing, un·shells
To remove from a shell.
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vb (tr)
to remove from a shell
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to remove from a shell.
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References in classic literature ?
The lobster was a scarlet mystery to her, but she hammered and poked till it was unshelled and its meager proportions concealed in a grove of lettuce leaves.
Packer writes, "We see instanced in the particular events of the Bible story the universal principles of God's will and work, and the essence of our interpretive task is to unshell these from their immediate setting in order to reapply them to our own situations." (131) Originalists similarly insist that the constitutional text's fixed meaning can readily be applied to modern circumstances.
But then my wife asks me to unshell a hard-boiled egg and I realise that philosophy is not for me.
Stir in basil leaves and serve immediately.STIR-FRIED BROAD BEANS WITH RED CURRY Serves two-four Ingredients 900g (2lb) (unshelled weight) fresh broad beans or 350g (12oz) frozen broad beans one tablespoon vegetable oil three tablespoons finely sliced garlic three tablespoons finely sliced shallots two small fresh red Thai chillies, de-seeded and sliced freshly ground black pepper to taste two teaspoons sugar two teaspoons Thai red curry paste one tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla) or light soy sauce two tablespoons water Method Shell fresh beans and blanch in a pan of boiling salted water for two minutes.
Nuts self-store until sold--an advantage, as most unshelled nuts are purchased by consumers during the winter holiday season--several months after the autumn harvest.
Buying dried, unshelled nuts in bulk is an economical way to stock up, but you'll need to shell them, and it's best to roast them to bring out their flavor.
(I used the shelled type, but to save money or if you grow your own, you can use unshelled seeds.)
Crunchy Shrimp with Piquant Sauce (Makes 4-6 servings) 1 pound medium shrimp, unshelled 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar 2 sprigs parsley 3 sweet red peppers 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup onion, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh parsley or dill, minced 5 teaspoons each fresh lemon juice and red-wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt Salt to taste, if desired
Shelled, unshelled, raw, roasted or sweetened peanut varieties are as broad as they are tasty.
Arthur said: "Penn'orth of monkey nuts please." Mrs Williams Beehive weighed the unshelled monkey nuts on the scales.
"Meat, unshelled eggs, milk, cream and sandwiches are very low acid and so can readily support food poisoning organisms.