verb (used with object)
Origin of husk
Examples from the Web for husk
Still, the exposed skin on my face and hands felt drawn and hot, stinging, a fire of whiteness, a burning Caucasian husk.The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul|Rilla Askew|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no one under my roof to husk the paddy, or to cook, or to sing, or to drive away evil spirits with laughter.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Portions of the cob and husk were often found grated in with the meal.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
These elements are in the husk of the wheat and the husk is taken off in making flour, and the flour is mostly starch.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
Word Origin for husk
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.