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corn shuck

noun
  1. US and Canadian the husk of an ear of maize
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Historical Examples

  • The most practical substitute they could find for straw was the corn-shuck.

    The Stronghold

    Miriam Haynie

  • It don't matter a corn-shuck to us where we fight, so as it's soon.

  • We had been wearing coal-scuttle bonnets of plaited straw, trimmed with corn-shuck rosettes.

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary

  • One corn-shuck hat, made for a "Confederate bride" of the Neck, was trimmed with flowers made of small white feathers.

    The Stronghold

    Miriam Haynie

  • The men would take meal dough and fit it into a corn-shuck, tying the shucks tightly.