SHELL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of shell
Definition:
n. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge; usually hard outer covering that encases certain organism
Example:
So today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer.
Sentence in Classic:
His childhood was dead or lost and with it his soul capable of simple joys and he was drifting amid life like the barren shell of the moon.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He struck a match and, sheltering it in the shell of his hands, peered again into the mouth which Mr.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
He glanced at the sky, expecting to find there the cloud shell he had been admiring and taking as the symbol of the ideas and feelings of that night.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Every ten seconds a cannon ball flew compressing the air around, or a shell burst in the midst of that dense throng, killing some and splashing with blood those near them.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A shell tore up the earth two paces from Pierre and he looked around with a smile as he brushed from his clothes some earth it had thrown up.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The room was a shell, singing of what was before time was; a vase stood in the heart of the house, alabaster, smooth, cold, holding the still, distilled essence of emptiness, silence.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
My scattered senses were soon collected as to that point, if I had; for I came to a stop in the Kent Road, at a terrace with a piece of water before it, and a great foolish image in the middle, blowing a dry shell.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
She had changed more than she knew and the shell of hardness which had begun to form about her heart when she lay in the slave garden at Twelve Oaks was slowly thickening.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I likewise broke my right shin against the shell of a snail, which I happened to stumble over, as I was walking alone and thinking on poor England.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
But do me one cast of thy holy office, and, come what list of others, thou shalt sleep as safe in thy cell as a snail within his shell of proof.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context