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.
In Num. 6:4 (Heb. zag) it means the "skin" of a grape. In 2 Kings 4:42 (Heb. tsiqlon) it means a "sack" for grain, as rendered in the Revised Version. In Luke 15:16, in the parable of the Prodigal Son, it designates the beans of the carob tree, or Ceratonia siliqua. From the supposition, mistaken, however, that it was on the husks of this tree that John the Baptist fed, it is called "St. John's bread" and "locust tree." This tree is in "February covered with innumerable purple-red pendent blossoms, which ripen in April and May into large crops of pods from 6 to 10 inches long, flat, brown, narrow, and bent like a horn (whence the Greek name keratia, meaning 'little horns'), with a sweetish taste when still unripe. Enormous quantities of these are gathered for sale in various towns and for exportation." "They were eaten as food, though only by the poorest of the poor, in the time of our Lord." The bean is called a "gerah," which is used as the name of the smallest Hebrew weight, twenty of these making a shekel.