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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

husk

[həsk]
(botany)
The outer coat of certain seeds, particularly if it is a dry, membranous structure.
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You can make dolls from fresh corn husks or dried husks sold in grocery stores for making tamales.
For thousands of years, corn was harvested by removing the protective husks by hand, without the aid of any device to help in the labor-intensive process.
Soak sweet corn in water all day with the husks on, and then grill it.
SAN JOSE CITY -- The countrys first power plant that runs on commercial rice hulls or rice husks ("ipa") was activated here on Friday.
Maggots also cause walnut husks to become slimy and sticky, which blackens the walnut shells, making them unmarketable and the nutmeat difficult to process (Poland et al.
The Husks, who also have daughter Saoirse, nine, went through the trauma of a premature baby again when Cara was born 18 months later.
The company said it utilises the ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in its tires.
The pod husks were randomly taken aseptically from husk piles of two weeks old, while fresh cocoa pods showing symptoms of black pod infections from trees were removed with sickle at two farms in each locations from two major cocoa producing farms each from Ogun, Osun, Ekiti State and three locations were collected in Ondo State, Nigeria.
An increase in the MOR for composite reinforced rice husks can be attributed to resin distribution and wetting of the rice husks particles [7].
Rice husks are also being used in textile sector via boilers to generate power for dying and bleaching purposes.
London, July 10 ( ANI ): The silica-rich husks - mostly turned into fertiliser additives - can be converted into electrodes that have the ability to extend the life of the new generation of batteries.
Among the most studied biosorbents are fruit peels, vegetable husks, some agricultural wastes and etc [29].