Definitions for "Shell"
Keywords:  bourne, korn, csh, tcsh, ksh
The UNIX shell is the interface between the user and the operating system. The shell, among other things, presents the UNIX prompt to accept user commands.
A utility program designed to provide an improved user interface for a program or operating system usually considered difficult to use.
A kind of tool program that parses, interprets, and executes commands, either interactively from the keyboard, or as a script. DOS uses a shell called COMMAND.COM; there are several shells available in Unix: the most common are the original Bourne shell ( sh), used mostly for interpreting scripts, and the C-shell ( csh), the standard for interactive commands and aliases.
A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.
The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.
A case or cartridge containing a charge of explosive material, which bursts after having been thrown high into the air. It is often elevated through the agency of a larger firework in which it is contained.
Keywords:  scull, rowers, oars, boat, coxswain
A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.
A rowing boat.
A boat used for sculling and/or sweeping.
Keywords:  husk, pod, nut, corn, kernel
The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.
A pod.
The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.
A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.
The hard covering of an egg.
The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.
The use of shell in burials is pre-Christian in practice and pre-dates even Egyptian burial practices. Shell is symbolic of fertility, resurrection and pilgrimage. Shells, coins and small stones are the traditional objects left at grave sites. There are several meanings given to this act. It may be a symbolic referral to the ancient custom of burying the dead under a cairn of rocks to protect the body from scavenging animals, or a reminder that the individual is not forgotten. Scallop - symbol of the Crusades, pilgrim, pilgrim's journey, resurrection, life everlasting, connotes one's life journey. A symbol of birth and resurrection, a traditional symbol of the Puritans...
A shell symbolises creativity, fertility and abundance.
The Resurrection, life everlasting Inter To bury or put a dead body into a grave
an interactive application that lets you look at the JXTA environment and try out basic JXTA functionality
a prototype application that illustrates the use of JXTA Technology
a sample application that demonstrates key concepts of the JXTA platform (see platform
A hat-shaped and preliminary form of closure prior to being threaded and knurled.
The hat shaped, preliminary form of a metal closure prior to being threaded and knurled.
The metal, wooden, or plastic cylindrical body of a drum.
An effect ejected from a firework typically into the air where it "breaks" into an effect. Ranges in size from small cylindrical shells in cakes and candles to large ball-shaped aerial shells used by professionals. See also AERIAL SHELL.
A circular or cylindrical shaped paper casing propelled into the air from a mortar or tube that produces a color break with varying colors, effects and noise. Traditionally, circular shells are of Oriental design and cylindrical shells are of European or American design.
A set of orbitals that have the same principal quantum number.
a set of electron orbitals with the same principal quantum number.
Atomic states which are associated with one principle quantum number
the outermost material in a sleeping bag or performance clothing. Shell fabrics vary because different demands require different qualities. Characteristics among our 20-plus shell fabrics might include abrasion resistance, suppleness, light weight, water-repellency, compactibility, and downproofness. And that's just the top of the list.
In home fashions, the outermost layer or cover of a comforter, featherbed, or any other “stuffed” or “filled” item of goods.
With reference to electrons the shell is an energy level. Roughly, the further the electrons are from the nucleus of the atom the more energy they have. Chemical properties of an atom are determined by the number of electrons in the outermost shell.
a relatively special purpose adaptation of the snowboarding jacket in that it is intended for those who live in mild climates or who are not bothered by cold very much
a stripped down version of a full jacket in that it still provides wind and water protection but does not provide much, if any, climate protection
un-insulated ski jacket
Plastic housing that holds the cartridge components together.
Traditional models are made of molded plastic, but some shells are made of glass-reinforced nylon.
The molded plastic structure of a CR that positions the child in the harness and is either strong enough by itself to provide impact protection or, in some models, is reinforced with a metal frame.
Keywords:  oyster, spiney, abalone, mussels, snail
Shellfish Harvesting. Includes uses of water that support habitats suitable for the collection of filter-feeding shellfish (e.g., clams, oysters and mussels) for human consumption, commercial, or sport purposes.
Abalone, Green Snail, Spiney Oyster, Gold lip and more. Ancient medium.
Keywords:  torpedo
A torpedo.
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
n. the part of the cylinder which surrounds the plug and which usually contains tumbler chambers corresponding to those in the plug
For use in creating short-run publications with frequently changing information. Items such as posters, business cards, info sheets, or brochures are preprinted without dated information but include multicolored design or graphic identity elements. These preprinted shells are ordered in bulk for a volume discount and then imprinted or photocopied with appropriate current information in small quantities at a low cost.
hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
A shell is often an invisible ring of officers around an AO; they may be observers on a surveillance team around a drug house or a half-dozen people in plain clothes around a distinguished visitor. One of the shell will be called a "shadow" man, an officer who will stick close to the VIP, and another officer will cover him or her, the whole shell providing mutual cover in a discreet way.
a plain usually sleeveless blouse or sweater
Keywords:  biopod, borg, cyborgs, i'll, think
n. A full-conversion borg body, typically one built to accept an Interchangeable Biopod option. This term is most often used by such cyborgs. E.g.: "I think I'll take the Enforcer shell today."
Keywords:  labero, hollow, 'joe, wands, prop
Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.
A hollow imitation of the real thing. (See: 'Joe Labero').
A magic prop that's hollowed out and sometimes cut in half so that the audience thinks it's a whole object. Shells have been made from balls, coins, dice, blocks, wands, candles, and bottles.
a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Shield Shockmount
The superstructure of any container or igloo.
The container which holds both soakers and water. Loosely called the hot tub.
Sometimes used to refer to the lower parts of the soul which contains the memories, verbal patterns, and habits which may remain in the world after the death of the physical body.
a crystalized energy constellation in the spiritual body, built up through past patterns of behavior, attitudes, likes and dislikes, relationships, phobias. Some stimuli can reactivate the entire constellation into consciousness, where it may manifest as an alter personality. This alter is aware of itself as part of the soul-consciousness of the person. It can be protective, but it may also limit perception.
Famous company, originally founded in 1881 as the Shell Transport and Trading Company to import exotic decorative sea shells, soon changed direction to focus on paraffin oil distribution and in 1907 joined forces with the Royal Dutch Oil Company, an oil producer. An important supplier of lubricants to the railways, and enabled certain technical developments such as superheating and improved oil-filled axle-boxes which would not have otherwise been possible. A locomotive would typically consume several litres of lubricating oil on each journey.
In theater, a shell is a surface designed to reflect sound. Often it is removable, rolling away on wheels or flying into a flyspace. Shells are commonly used for orchestras, bands, and choirs.
Keywords:  engraved, copper, nickel, wax, roller
An engraved copper roller used in print works.
(1) A slip case for holding bound volumes of a set. (2) The copper (or nickel) duplicate of type or engravings produced in the plating tanks on impressions in wax or other molding mediums.
a dormant but still publicly held company with few or no assets except its bona fide corporate existence and its stockholders
A sheet of corrugated or solid fiberboard scored and folded to form a joined or unjoined tube open at both ends. Used as inner packing. (See also: Tube)
Keywords:  kinda, nerd, thing, computer
a computer nerd kinda thing
See Expert System Shell.
a complete expert system stripped of its specific knowledge
a good example of how an application can benefit from a system like Plan B
A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.
A surface made of thin material.
a collection of trimmed NURBS surfaces which are adjacent to each other and is a single entity in the dag hierarchy
Keywords:  condor, ssh, telnet, cluster, screen
a screen that comes up when you connect to Condor or the other cluster machines via telnet or ssh
a man's astral corpse in the later stages of its disintegration, every particle of mind having left it
The top layer, a rain-and wind-resistant garment that covers the other layers of clothing.
A layer right at skin level, composed of stuff related to what our spirit is made out of that gives us the sensation of having skin and keeps our awareness confined to our bodies. Can be experienced as burning or painful at the skin level.
a hard, thin layer of rock [AHDOS
Keywords:  duvet, pillow, mattress, sewn, basic
The basic fabric construction of a comforter, duvet, pillow, mattress pad or feather bed.
The basic part of a hood on to which the various types of trimming are sewn.
Structural element made to enclose some space. Most of the shells are generated by the revolution of a plane curve.
a structure which can be derived from a thin plate by initially forming the middle plane to a singly curved surface
Keywords:  baptized, scallop, pour, font, vessel
A scallop-shell, or metal vessel of this shape, used for taking water from the font to pour over the head of a person to be baptized.
Keywords:  lyre, tortoise, drawing, music, strings
An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.
Keywords:  bombard, bombs, town, throw
To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.
Keywords:  tale, bare, aesthetic, drum, carvings
The shell is the bare log of wood carved into the shape of the drum. It often has carvings on it for aesthetic enhancement, and sometimes to tell a tale. Click here for image.
Keywords:  seashore, look, collect
look for and collect shells by the seashore
a three-dimensional model in which the interior is empty
to create an offset surface from an original surface, thus creating thickness from a two-dimensional manifold
Keywords:  powell, bud, imitators, simple, root
a two-note structure in the left hand, consisting of the root and one other note, usually the 7th, the 3rd or 10th, or the 6th. A simple, open left-hand style, used by Bud Powell and many of his imitators and followers.
Keywords:  barn, skeletal, frame, roof, empty
structural shell: building frame and enclosure, walls, floors, columns, beams, roof
Sometimes called the empty barn. The shell is the basic structure of frame wall and roof erected on the foundation.
The skeletal frame of a house when only the framing, sheathing and decking have been constructed.
Keywords:  bohr, subset, nucleus, energy, level
an energy level surrounding the nucleus of an atom.
a subset of the Bohr energy level)
Keywords:  gouge, instant, bit, partner, messaging
A gouge bit or shell bit.
a bit like an Instant Messaging partner
Another word for mask or mould used during radiotherapy treatment to the head.
Keywords:  concave, convex, rough, cast, iron
A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.
Keywords:  ordnance, something, action, form
Something similar in form or action to an ordnance shell;
a company that has no assets and no liabilities
a company that no longer trades (or very little) but has some worthwhile assets
a company without assets
an unordered collection of two or more faces that bound a volume
Shell is originally the external skeleton for many shellfish but it also makes an appealing ornament in jewelry.
Keywords:  ppp, slower, slip, terminal, graphical
With this account, you use the resources of the provider's computer. Your computer acts as a terminal. Slower than a SLIP/PPP connection. Graphical connection to the WWW is not available.
In polygonal modeling, a collection of faces that are connected in a single piece. For example, a primitive plane.
a maximal connected set of faces of a solid (e
a solid body bounded by two surfaces, the thickness of which is small in comparison with its other typical dimensions
Keywords:  explanation, see
See explanation here
A corporation with no real assets or operations; sometimes fraudulent.
A company with no real assets or operations.
a script that has all of the necessary elements and syntax for of a script, but no real functionality
Keywords:  crust, fall, off
To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
Keywords:  recessed, concrete, block, sides, ends
The sides and recessed ends of a concrete block.
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A term referring to the outside of a bowling ball. Specifically the material from which it is made.
Keywords:  score, chip, larger, mark, opposite
Similar to a chip, but often larger and occurring on the face opposite to the score mark.
Keywords:  stitch, complete, worked, number, one
a number of complete stitches all worked into one same stitch
a natural, extremely strong structure
Keywords:  lacks, trading, assets, company, that
a company that's trading but lacks assets
Keywords:  contacts, insert, houses
Houses insert and contacts.
Keywords:  face, see
(See "Face shell.")