Ultimately, Gabe was allowed to retire and was adopted by shuck.
shuck went on to become a drill sergeant and Gabe was assigned to a new handler.
Why is it so hard to shuck this notion that governments should cut spending and/or raise taxes in times of economic slack?
By the time the fire had consumed the shuck down to the last or inner layer, the corn was done, and it made most delicious eating.
He looked at Norie, moaning on the shuck tick bed, then at Jake.
Four or five of us boys slept in one bed, and it was made of hewed logs with rope laced acrost it and a shuck mattress.
After the shuck has been removed the double nut is found, black as ebony.
Now light a shuck back to Mobeetie an' write a report on it.
For smoking purposes it is also open to the same criticisms that a shuck mattress is.
He was sittin' in a yard chair, all tuckered out, and shuck hands all round, and said he's glad to see us.
"to remove the shucks from," 1819, from or related to shuck (n.). Related: Shucked; shucking.
Many extended senses are from the notion of "stripping" an ear of corn, or from the capers associated with husking frolics; e.g. "to strip (off) one's clothes" (1848) and "to deceive, swindle, cheat, fool" (1959); phrase shucking and jiving "fooling, deceiving" is suggested from 1966, in U.S. black English, but cf. shuck (v.) a slang term among "cool musicians" for "to improvise chords, especially to a piece of music one does not know" (1957), and shuck (n.) "a theft or fraud," in use by 1950s among U.S. blacks.
[B]lack senses probably fr[om] the fact that black slaves sang and shouted gleefully during corn-shucking season, and this behavior, along with lying and teasing, became a part of the protective and evasive behavior normally adopted towards white people in "traditional" race relations; the sense of "swindle" is perhaps related to the mid-1800s term to be shucked out, "be defeated, be denied victory," which suggests that the notion of stripping someone as an ear of corn is stripped may be basic in the semantics. ["Dictionary of American Slang"]
"husk, pod, shell," 1670s, of unknown origin. Cf. shuck (v.). Later used in reference to the shells of oysters and clams (1872). Figurative as a type of something worthless from 1836.