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- v. Present participle of husk.
- n. A meeting of neighbours or friends to assist in husking maize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn.
- n. A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; -- called also.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of stripping off husks, as of maize.
- n. A gathering of persons to assist in husking Indian corn (maize), usually with feasting and merrymaking. Also called husking-bee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the removal of covering
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The stripping of the corn gives rise among some people, to what they call a husking-bee, which, like all the other bees, is one of Yankee origin, and is not now so frequently adopted among the more independent or better class of settlers.
The husking is a short process, and is even advantageously delayed till the moment arrives for using the corn.
As I observed, these bonds were strongly encouraged through an unspoken ethic of cooperative assistance, which nurtured in women an almost reflex willingness to "help each other" (kupfunana), especially with time-consuming jobs such as husking corn, shelling peanuts and beans, and sorting through greens for cooking.
Other qualities, such as husking and cracking, size, and quality of kernel, are reported to be the same as in the north except that Stabler leads in cracking quality, with Thomas a rather poor second, owing, perhaps, to a shell too well filled for cracking without shattering the kernels.
"husking" ewe, things might have gone differently.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (original, but people husking corn is not very exciting)
Meeting a 5-kg quota requires husking about 4,800 nuts.
For almost a century, the Kansas fight song has boasted about husking corn and listening to the Cornhuskers '"wail."
Steadfast, uncomplicated in their allegiances, they were foursquare on the side of the American experience as it revealed itself in corn-husking competitions and Fourth of July parades and Thanksgiving preparations.
New technologies for agricultural processing, such as flour grinding, rice husking, and oil pressing, created substantial change in the gendering of work.