1. to bombard with shells
2. to remove the shell or pod from (a nut or seed)
3. to gather seashells
the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body.
any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.
an emaciated person or animal.
a supporting framework, as of a leaf, building, or ship.
an outline, as of a literary work.
something reduced to its essential parts.