Translation of shell in Spanish:

shell

cáscara, n.

Pronunciation /ʃɛl//ʃɛl/

noun

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    • 1.1

      (of egg, nut) cáscara feminine
      (of sea mollusk) concha feminine
      (of tortoise, turtle, snail, crustacean) caparazón feminine
      (of tortoise, turtle, snail, crustacean) carapacho masculine
      pastry shell (de masa) base feminine
      • This is one of my favorite birds, and they love to eat nuts of any sort in or out of the shell as well as mealworms, sunflower seeds, suet and pumpkin seeds.
      • On the twenty-first day, the chick, now fully developed, starts to break through his thin shell.
      • Marine invertebrates with hard shells and skeletons of chitin or lime are more conducive to fossil preservation than soft-bodied creatures.
      • Remove the shell of the seeds and cut chicken into small cubes.
      • We'd stroke her feet and drum our fingers gently on her shell (the tortoise equivalent of a jockey's crop).
      • She considered a moment and transferred the animal from the shell to her hand.
      • All three of these taxa exhibit fully developed turtle shells.
      • Some of you may wonder how locals manage to work the edible kernel from its black shell within seconds, while holding a conversation.
      • Thankfully the fire crew didn't need to use their cutting equipment and managed to coax the tortoise out of his shell by poking around inside.
      • The beach sands are dominated by shells of bivalve mollusks, mainly venerids, gastropods, and echinoderms.
      • The female will lay only 4 to 10 eggs, which have leathery shells.
      • Mollusc shells are made primarily of calcium carbonate, with traces of strontium and other elements.
      • Down the hall are turtle shells bearing primitive scratchings that later evolved into the elegant calligraphy you'll find one floor up.
      • Typical food processing jobs include peeling nutmeg shells and sorting the seeds, and washing bananas and other produce.
      • Its instruments include maracas, drums, and turtle shells.
      • Many of the souvenir shop owners, however, said that their wares were old stock and that they no longer produced souvenirs made of sea turtle shells.
      • The primitive man initially used berries, nuts, seeds, feathers, perforated stones, teeth, and shells as ornaments.
      • As the birds accumulated the toxins in their fat reserves, the shells in their clutches thinned and broke easily, or never hatched.
      • The ground was dug up and strewn with white, leathery shells - remnants of about ten eggs, near as I could tell.
      • The strange tortoise's shell is flat underneath and not rounded at the belly as usual, he says.
      • Their teeth, which cut in both directions, are like razor blades, perfectly evolved for cutting through turtle shells and bone.
      • It's common to see bite marks on their shells which are made out of Keratin, like your fingernail.
      • My instinct was to crouch down and get as small as I could, like a turtle in his shell.
      • Seeds, shells, and fresh flowers are woven into necklaces by both sexes.
      • The fossiliferous horizons occur in greenish to greyish siltstones and brown to black fissile shales associated with mollusc shells.
      • Her range of styles is unified by her use of shells, seeds and feathers.
      • They require no soil and are secured to driftwood, shells or bark (using special glue), capturing nutrients and moisture from the air.
      • Twelve weeks after they are laid, the hatchling turtles emerge from their shells and make for the sea.
      • Polysaccharides are also used in the shells of such crustaceans as crabs and lobsters (chitin).
      • The newest types of tags are attached to things like shark fins and sea turtle shells.
      • Crack a handful of whole new season's walnuts, remove the kernels from the shells and halve them and quarter.
      • For those who have never eaten hemp seeds, the shells catch on the back of your tongue, a bit like the wings on dry-roasted crickets.
      • However, people severely allergic to shellfish should avoid glucosamine, which is made from the shells of crustaceans.
      • The bushy head vanished under the cape, like a tortoise withdrawing into its shell.
      • If a turtle lost his shell, is he homeless, naked, or both?
      • They are harvested when fully ripe, the shells and seeds are removed, and the pulp compressed into ‘cakes’.
      • This one hatched faster than the first, fierce little claws punching through the fragile shell and scrabbling to get free.
      • Jewelry is made from black coral and turtle shells.
      • They must be taken from the vines while the outer shell and the seeds are very tender; otherwise they are not good.
      • The seed is only toxic if the outer shell is broken or chewed open.
      • Instead of the usual facepiece made of mesh and covered with cowry shells, this one is made from a radiator grid and covered with sparkplugs.
      • Another theory is that because ammonoids grew faster and had thinner shells, the shells were not as strong as those of the nautilus.
      • In addition to fragments of at least four tripod cauldrons, the tomb also yielded a number of marine shells and two possible animal bone fragments.
      • We sat there for perhaps half an hour, watching the yachts go sailing by, collecting hundreds of the perfect unbroken shells to fill jars for my bathroom window ledge.
      • A little of this can benefit marine life by providing carbonate ions - a vital constituent in the biochemical process by which sea creatures such as corals and molluscs build their shells.
      • To play the game, there are a variety of options, tamarind seeds, cowrie shells, beads, even small stones as affordability waxes and wanes.
      • Turtle shells are constructed with a layer of epidermal scutes overlying a layer of dermal bone.
      • The hard carapace or upper shell of some sea turtles acts as a protection from predators.
      • They can withdraw from the broader culture, like a turtle under its shell.
      • These three main patterns are amplified by turtle shells, claves, timbales, bongos, congas, maracas and tambourines.
      • Boulders are infested with black tree corals, mussels, cowrie shells, soft and hard corals and ascidians.
      • The fact that the age of many B. rosea shells exceeds 200 years is unexpected given the widely stated fragility of brachiopod shells.
      • I also use precious materials, like pearl, and other things, like polished shells and seeds.
      • DDT does not directly kill birds but rather thins the shells of their eggs.
      • They are cousins of seashells, but instead of having a protective shell, most of them are poisonous.
      • On top of them put some natural objects such as shells, pebbles, leaves, fruit, flowers or plants or bonsai (not dead or artificial).
      • Sea turtles with shells the size of manhole covers sun themselves on the beach.
      • Dragging his shell along, the turtle continues his journey.

    • 1.2

      (of building) estructura feminine
      (of building) armazón masculine
      (of building) esqueleto masculine
      (of vehicle) armazón masculine
      (of ship) casco masculine
      • Dennis pushed open the heavy hatch and crawled up onto the rough shell of the armored vehicle.
      • He turned, motioning toward Lady Grey who waited a few feet away, leaning against the battered shell of a rusted vehicle.
      • And also because, beneath its subtle shell, the car seems built to withstand impact from a meteor the size of Scotland.
      • But last night only the burned-out shell of the building was left.
      • Now the government buildings are burned-out shells.
      • We passed several more smoking shells of vehicles destroyed by the resistance - more fuel tankers, more blasted APCs.
      • In the centre of the castle stands an empty shell of a building.
      • Several Union attacks had turned the once towering buildings to empty shells, not fit to live in.
      • Now, a bare shell of a building is all that remains.
      • Ferner's boat, for instance, uses the shell of a Volkswagen station wagon for a cabin.
      • The building was a shell with the roof having fallen in and walls caving in.
      • The buildings are shells with walls covered in mildew and grass growing through the floors as high as the ceilings.
      • Only the shells of the original building still stand.
      • Some of this handling panache is a by-product of the roll cage, which is installed while the car is still a bare shell.
      • Doyle approached a cop who had examined the charred shell of the limo and asked him what might have happened.
      • Fuel cell vehicles were everywhere, some exotic and others covered with unobtrusive shells that could have just rolled off a production line.
      • Even when the shell of a vehicle already exists, as it did in this case, the vehicle-design schedule traditionally spans about three years.
      • Situated in Leicester Square, in the shell of the collapsed superclub Home, the new Marquee couldn't appear more different from the original.
      • The building is a mere shell - cement-block walls, tin roof, benches inside, bare floor.
      • The charred shell of this once-fine building has for too long been a blot on the landscape, holding back the regeneration of the streets around it.
      • The shell of the building could then be completed (if funds come in) within 12 months.
      • As they closed a hatch, a dozen of men appeared on the platform, but their blasters could not do any harm to the metal shell of the vehicle.
      • Speaking this week local councillor Robert Cormack said the Grade II listed house was now a shell and a large west window had been blown in.
      • The beauty of remodeling a garage is that the shell of the building - often with both electricity and plumbing - already exists.
      • There's also reasonable boot space inside the compact shell.
      • I turned in her direction, and behind her, through the doorframe of a burned-out shell of a building, I saw them.
      • It is contractor for the building shell at a cost of $951,000.
      • In this ‘ruined town with its shells of buildings half-visible through the drifting smoke’, he set about organizing the evacuation of his men.
      • Massive coils of finished steel, ready to be turned into the shells of automobiles at Ford's facilities, were showing up without notice.
      • The shell of the building will now be preserved and redeveloped under a previous approval into five shops and 12 offices.
      • If driving gets dull, you can always get out of the car and run around town a little, though most of the buildings are just shells and can't be entered.
      • To my right were buildings with their first floors torn apart or gutted by fire, but the shells of the buildings still stood.

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    • 2.1Military
      (for artillery)

      proyectil masculine
      obús masculine
      • The soldiers found sarin gas in an artillery shell that exploded while bomb disposal experts were diffusing it.
      • The first wave of troops crossed the bridge, and soon the air on the far side was thick with ordnance - artillery shells, mortars, bullets.
      • As she crossed the fields a shell exploded close to her, fracturing her legs and knocking her to the ground.
      • Chemical agents can be delivered in artillery shells or missiles, by aerial bombing, or by spraying.
      • In the war in Eastern Europe, the harsh climate competed successfully with artillery shells and bullets in killing people.
      • The Marines are out every day looking for the enemy, and trying to round up the old artillery shells used to make the deadly car bombs.
      • It could also come suddenly and violently from the tooth-and-nail struggle for survival, or from German bombs and artillery shells.
      • Seconds later, an enemy shell hit the spot where Victor had been standing and burst, killing everyone on that side of the bridge.
      • Now we once again need to protect our dugouts and shelters, especially at command and control facilities, from direct hits of artillery shells and air bombs.
      • Before 1914 artillery shells had consisted mainly of shrapnel, whose airbursts were effective in mobile warfare.
      • Hollywood prefers lots of flames when grenades or artillery shells go off.
      • I began to hear the familiar sound of artillery shells raining terror in the distance.
      • Included were artillery shells, phosphorous flares, mortars, incendiaries and cluster bombs.
      • At least 400 to 500 persons were at the scene of the church this morning when the mortar shells fell on the building of the church.
      • They provide the explosive force delivered by hand grenades, bombs, and artillery shells.
      • My medical training exposed me to what a mine, a bullet, a grenade, an artillery shell or poisonous gas could do to a body.
      • The thunder off in the distance sounded like artillery shells booming over the Verdugo Mountains.
      • There was the now-familiar sound of the artillery shells landing among the enemy positions.
      • Four streamers of artillery shells blew holes in the plain, and the infantrymen rushed towards them as they cooled, hiding in the holes that sheltered them from the gunfire.
      • Nuclear warheads for a variety of tactical missiles, artillery shells, torpedoes, and other munitions also proliferated.

    • 2.2Military
      (for small arms)

      cartucho masculine
      • Its shells contain fuel-air explosives that on detonation form a ball of fire, creating a powerful blast effect.
      • The shotgun shell box is heartwarming to anyone who has shot paper shells; the old time styling looks good on the desk and in the shooting bag.
      • This will be cabled through this to a network system of modules that are then wired into the fireworks shells.
      • Some shells contain explosives designed to crackle in the sky, or whistles that explode outward with the stars.
      • Simple shells consist of a paper tube filled with stars and black powder.
      • Fiocchi paper shells will be available in early spring in 12-gauge trap, sporting clays and skeet loads.
      • Exploding shells - initially hollow metal spheres filled with gunpowder - were first introduced in the second half of the 16th century.
      • The shells contain silver iodide, explosives and gunpowder.

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    (in rowing)
    bote estrecho y ligero
    • The Italian boatbuilder was founded in 1980 and has since anchored a spot in the market of top quality racing shells.
    • The classic built-for-speed vessel is the racing shell because its human cargo is also its engine.
    • Rowing equipment is costly - an eight man sweeping boat, the largest of rowing shells, runs in around $28,000.
    • The attic has been used as a spot to store rowing shells and equipment since 1989.
    • The glow from the rising sun reflects off the sleek rowing shells as they glide on the Mississippi River.
    • As I row in my racing shell, I flash back to Muller's words.

transitive verb

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    Cooking
    (peas) pelar
    (peas) desvainar
    (eggs/nuts) pelar
    (mussel/clam) quitarle la concha a
    (mussel/clam) desconchar
    shelled walnuts nueces peladas / sin cáscara feminine
    • A small girl has been helping the maid with some such task as shelling peas in an outhouse, since as they emerge hand-in-hand the child carries the pods or husks in her apron.
    • The cells similarly fire when the monkeys observe a person shelling peanuts and then hear peanut shells being broken apart.
    • Substitute shelled pistachios for nuts in any recipe you fancy.
    • Then some students had to stop shelling peanuts for a while to experience what it feels like to not have food security.
    • When choosing shelled pecans, look for plump, not wrinkled ones.
    • Because lipomas generally do not infiltrate into surrounding tissue, they can be shelled out easily during excision.
    • Like him, I sat for ages removing all those fiddly little stalks, or shelling peas and beans.
    • I have witnessed expats shelling seeds with ease so, although I can't speak from experience, I know that it can be done.
    • Mama Emmy kept shelling peas, but her attention was on her granddaughter.
    • Peas, I suppose, are not a fruit within the meaning of the act, but sitting on the back doorstep in the cool of the evening, shelling peas into a basin, was one of the small delights of summer.
    • But tonight, I had shelled hazelnuts with raisins.
    • He approaches the task with the same zest with which he shelled the pistachios that came with the pre-lunch beers.
    • If you must reach for high-fat snacks, pick ones that require a little legwork, such as shelled peanuts or air-popped popcorn you have to make yourself.
    • I had once wondered how pistachio things got their pistachio flavor - it seemed unlikely that it was from grinding shelled pistachios - and a brief research led me to pistachio paste.
    • Most of the trulli are still people's homes - as evidenced by the women shelling peas on the front stoops.
    • Green nuts are shelled, boiled to mellow the flavour, and sun dried.
    • Why, even while watching television he shells walnuts.
    • Seeds were shelled, frozen in liquid nitrogen, and stored at - 80°C.
    • But one day, two years after his wedding, while lounging in a deckchair, shelling peanuts on an October afternoon, Sharma was startled by a premonition.
    • My first memories are of sitting in the kitchen shelling peas and listening to my great-grandmother telling stories.
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    Military
    (city/troops/position) bombardear
    • This prevented another bombardment of Henderson Field by the Japanese battleships, but that night their cruisers shelled it heavily.
    • One of 1,500 Canadians who lost their lives in the Falaise Gap, Steele died instantly when his tank was shelled by the Germans.
    • US marines used amphibious assault vehicles to surround clusters of low, crude concrete buildings and shell nearby tanks.
    • Four ships, two of them Clyde-built, were shelled heavily by communist forces during the episode, and 45 Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel were killed.
    • The time of flight of a bomb is longer than that of a shell and mortar fire is therefore subject to greater meteorological variation, making it less accurate than shelling by guns or howitzers and less likely to hit a moving target.
    • They were also continuously shelled by 82 mm mortars.
    • He saw hundreds upon hundreds of ships moving toward the coast of France and when he approached the target area, he could see their big Naval guns shelling the coast.
    • He would not have remained in the city even if the story that his own men were spreading were true, that a half-dozen assassins possibly capable of shelling the Soviet Embassy were in the vicinity.
    • The tanks, their allies, which had almost turned on them, spilled their fire and shelled positions beyond the thin clump of woodland.
    • At the siege of Metz in 1944, during the liberation of France, for example, heavy coast artillery pieces and field guns shelled the fortresses there.
    • But they knew our gun positions and they shelled us as they drew nearer.
    • We had no more desire to be shelled by Allied than by German guns.
    • In the heat of battle no gunnery officer had the time to consult a table before aiming at an incoming bomber or shelling an enemy position.
    • Almost 200,000 men working more than 5,000 ships of all kinds shelled the beaches and transported five divisions to designated landing sites.
    • In 1918, the gun shelled Paris from a distance of 110 kilometers away.
    • We have as much right to shell the enemy army's central headquarters as to shell its frontline positions.
    • At the height of the battle on the Western Front during World War 1, the Germans shelled Allied front line positions at the rate of 3000 per hour.
    • Before being relived by the 94th Infantry later that day, the 5th Ranger Battalion was shelled one more time with some casualties taken.
    • But Sydney harbour, in New South Wales, was attacked by midget submarines and further north Newcastle was shelled by their bigger brethren, although with few casualties.
    • Hospitals have been shelled and assaulted by gun fire and rockets.

intransitive verb

Military

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    bombardear