So far as harvesting and hulling hickory nuts is concerned, the matter is not at all complicated.
When all the rice is gathered and dried, the hulling begins.
The destroyer fired steadily and fiercely, hulling the junk more than once.
The hulling machine is a long tube into one end of which the rice is poured.
The ship lay very broad off, so we thought it better spooning before the sea, than trying, or hulling.
He was engaged in hulling walnuts by driving them through holes in a board.
During the hulling time there were prizes offered to the young men who can hull quickest and best.
After hulling by this method the nuts should be put into a tub or tank of water and thoroughly washed with a broom or stiff brush.
I've tried hard to be good, but somehow I've made just such a mess of my life as I made of hulling the berries.
Various methods of hulling other than by the corn sheller are in use.
"seed covering," from Old English hulu "husk, pod," from Proto-Germanic *hulus "to cover" (cf. Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.
"body of a ship," 1550s, perhaps from hull (n.1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (cf. Latin carina "keel of a ship," originally "shell of a nut;" Greek phaselus "light passenger ship, yacht," literally "bean pod;" French coque "hull of a ship; shell of a walnut or egg"). Alternative etymology is from Middle English hoole "ship's keel" (mid-15c.), from the same source as hold (n.).
"to remove the husk of," early 15c., from hull (n.1). Related: Hulled, which can mean both "having a particular kind of hull" and "stripped of the hull."