Still, the exposed skin on my face and hands felt drawn and hot, stinging, a fire of whiteness, a burning Caucasian husk.
To-morrow will see the husk sloughed off and for a fortnight youll be Lance Courthorne.
Wheat is good; even its husk is good; beauty and order and service have come to it.
If the husk is not right, the kernel is not right; it will not produce seed.
His senses give him the accidents of things, the shell or husk, so to speak.
In India barley usually runs very light, there being a great deal of husk.
One of our crawbs knows that and has claws that can bore through the husk and shell.
A measure of rice and a measure of paddy in husk are mixed, and divided into two shares.
These ants winnow or husk the grain after it has been carried into the nest.
If the nut when taken out of the husk is black, it would not be worth much.
late 14c., huske "dry, outer skin of certain fruits and seeds," of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch huuskyn "little house, core of fruit, case," diminutive of huus "house," or from an equivalent formation in English (see house). As a verb, attested from 1560s. Related: Husked; husking.