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 for Shelling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shell \Shell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the
        shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell
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     2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat,
        oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
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     3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to
        shell a town.
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     To shell out, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as
        money. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shelling \Shell"ing\, n.
     Groats; hulled oats. --Simmonds.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than
           hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front
           of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours
           without pausing" [syn: barrage, barrage fire,
           battery, bombardment, shelling]

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