nutshell


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nutshell

the shell around the kernel of a nut
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There is the whole case in a nutshell. Collar me again, Mr.
To Martin that was the whole matter in a nutshell, and Rose's gentle question threw him into momentary confusion.
'So sharpe the conquering' put his case in a nutshell.
Our training has been unnatural, that's the whole thing in a nutshell. Now we're going in for natural training.
An obliging stranger, under pretence of compactly folding up my bank-notes for security's sake, abstracts the notes and gives me nutshells; but what is his sleight of hand to mine, when I fold up my own nutshells and pass them on myself as notes!
A hundred dollars sounds frightfully en prince for us poor simple people, who live in nutshells of houses, five and twenty feet front, and fifty-six deep, to pay for a pocket-handkerchief.
{en prince = princely; nutshells of houses = Cooper was frequently critical of New York City's cramped townhouses}
So Chanticleer began to build a little carriage of nutshells: and when it was finished, Partlet jumped into it and sat down, and bid Chanticleer harness himself to it and draw her home.
"Oh, yes, pitch about like nutshells when the sea is a bit rough," answered her sailor uncle, never guessing her secret woe.
The flotilla, sent to Toulon by the exertions of Raoul, had set out, dragging after it in little nutshells, almost invisible, the wives and friends of the fishermen and smugglers put in requisition for the service of the fleet.
Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell, 7th Edition
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