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cornhusking

[ kawrn-huhs-king ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kɪŋ /
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noun
the removing of the husks from corn.
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Origin of cornhusking

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; corn1 + husk + -ing1
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How to use cornhusking in a sentence

  • He had his cornhusking to do, and he wanted to get all the fall jobs finished before cold weather.

    Half-Past Seven Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
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