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shell

shell
(n.) A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.
(n.) The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.
(n.) A pod.
(n.) The hard covering of an egg.
(n.) The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.
(n.) Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.
(n.) A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.
(n.) The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.
(n.) Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.
(n.) A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.
(n.) An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.
(n.) An engraved copper roller used in print works.
(n.) The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.
(n.) The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
(n.) A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.
(v. i.) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
(v. i.) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.
(v. i.) To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.
(v. t.) To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.
(v. t.) To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
(v. t.) To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

smell

smell
(n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.
(n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.
(n.) To give heed to.
(v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
(v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
(v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.
(v. i.) To exercise sagacity.
(v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
(v. t.) The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.

snell

snell
(a.) Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.
(n.) A short line of horsehair, gut, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.

spell

spell
(n.) A spelk, or splinter.
(n.) The relief of one person by another in any piece of work or watching; also, a turn at work which is carried on by one person or gang relieving another; as, a spell at the pumps; a spell at the masthead.
(n.) The time during which one person or gang works until relieved; hence, any relatively short period of time, whether a few hours, days, or weeks.
(n.) One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells.
(n.) A gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell.
(n.) A story; a tale.
(n.) A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm.
(v. i.) To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing.
(v. i.) To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.
(v. t.) To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.
(v. t.) To tell; to relate; to teach.
(v. t.) To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.
(v. t.) To constitute; to measure.
(v. t.) To tell or name in their proper order letters of, as a word; to write or print in order the letters of, esp. the proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography.
(v. t.) To discover by characters or marks; to read with difficulty; -- usually with out; as, to spell out the sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible.

stell

stell
(v. t.) To place or fix firmly or permanently.
(v. t.) A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or cilmbing.
(v. t.) A partial inclosure made by a wall or trees, to serve as a shelter for sheep or cattle.

swell

swell
(a.) Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood.
(n.) The act of swelling.
(n.) Gradual increase.
(n.) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance.
(n.) Increase in height; elevation; rise.
(n.) Increase of force, intensity, or volume of sound.
(n.) Increase of power in style, or of rhetorical force.
(n.) A gradual ascent, or rounded elevation, of land; as, an extensive plain abounding with little swells.
(n.) A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor.
(n.) A gradual increase and decrease of the volume of sound; the crescendo and diminuendo combined; -- generally indicated by the sign.
(n.) A showy, dashing person; a dandy.
(v. i.) To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
(v. i.) To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.
(v. i.) To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
(v. i.) To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
(v. i.) To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
(v. i.) To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.
(v. i.) To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.
(v. i.) To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
(v. i.) To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand.
(v. i.) To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.
(v. i.) To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.
(v. t.) To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population.
(v. t.) To aggravate; to heighten.
(v. t.) To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness.
(v. t.) To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note.