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husk

1
the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds

husk

2
bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation
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husk

[həsk]
(botany)
The outer coat of certain seeds, particularly if it is a dry, membranous structure.
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Also, the conglomerate said it would pursue to replace coal with rice husks as fuel for its power plants that run on Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology to help boost farmers' income while it transitions to renewable and sustainable energy generation.
According to details, the incident took place at the mid of the day when large number of women, children along with male family members who were busy in arranging and collecting the husks of the grains of rice, in Jeelani rice mill at Khorwah town-Bain.
According to the rescue sources, the incident took place at the mid of the day when a large number of men, women, and children were busy arranging and collecting the husks of the grains of rice in Jeelani Rice Mills at Khorwah Town, Badin.
According to the study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, rice husks can effectively remove microcystin from water, a finding that could have far-reaching implications for communities along the Great Lakes and across the developing world.
Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have found a way to turn durian husks into biodegradable packaging materials.
What, one may ask, is the gold in coconut husk? Coconut husks are the external shells of coconut.
Crouched behind a tree as walnuts whizzed through the air, their fleshy green husks exploding on impact, my 11-year-old self quickly gathered up a dozen or so.
Husk gasification is the process by which discarded rice husks can be used to generate power instead of being discarded after the milling process.
ANOVA was used to study the effects of the interactions between the types of residue (rice and Brachiaria seed husks), contents of residue (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40%) and ages (7, 28, 56, 91 and 182 days) on the response variables [R.sub.C] and [R.sub.A].
As the main origin of coconut husks, Hainan currently designates a planting area of 3.3 hm2 for coconut, with an annual output of 150 million coconuts.