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husk

 [husk]
an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.

husk

(husk) an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk  the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative; also used for various purposes in ayurveda and folk medicine.

husk

see lungworm disease.
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Perhaps it is a stretch, but husking corn by hand, day after day, can be extremely therapeutic for the body, mind and soul.
Each husker was taken to a row and began husking, tossing husked ears toward the wagon where they would bounce off the "bang" board and drop into the wagon.
Husking implements come in many varieties and each husker has a personal preference.
Some say that when he was husking, he had an ear of corn in the air at all times.
She thrives on fresh air and exercise, and greatly enjoys the camaraderie of the husking competition.
3rd place (qualifying for nationals, where she took 8th place, husking 267 lbs.
3rd place (qualifying for nationals, held the next day at Upper Sandusky, where she took 3rd place in the class for women over 50, husking 184 lbs.
He also offered a $50 prize for the best husking performance.
Farmers and manufacturers improved upon these, and dozens of different models and adaptations of husking pegs and gloves were used.