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nutshell

the shell around the kernel of a nut
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'MySQL in a Nutshell' is the latest book in publisher O'Reilly's quick-reference 'In a Nutshell' series.
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"In a nutshell, I don't like it," said college President Gerald Pumphrey, who is considering making arrangements with Canadian colleges to help students finish required courses.