Definition of Shelling

1. Noun. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target. "The shelling went on for hours without pausing"

Exact synonyms: Barrage, Barrage Fire, Battery, Bombardment
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Derivative terms: Shell



Definition of Shelling

1. n. Groats; hulled oats.

Definition of Shelling

1. Verb. (present participle of shell) ¹

2. Noun. An artillery bombardment ¹

3. Noun. The removal of the shell from a nut, pea etc. ¹

4. Noun. grain from which the husk has been removed ¹

5. Noun. (topology) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelling

1. shell [v] - See also: shell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelling

shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish
shellfisheries
shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower
shellful
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling (current term)
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof
shells
shellshock
shellshocked
shellsuit
shellsuited
shellsuits
shellwork
shellworks
shelly

Literary usage of Shelling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1911)
"Some time ago it was reported that the Papuans, who are recruited for the Torres Straits pearl-shelling industry, had been supplied with liquor. ..."

2. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"shelling Cause somewhat obscure Grape-growers in certain parts of America ... In France there appear to be two forms of shelling: one in which there is a ..."

3. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"shelling Cause somewhat obscure Grape-growers in certain parts of America ... In France there appear to be two forms of shelling: one in which there is a ..."

4. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"The shelling of the airport after the battle for Juba was over violated the rules ... shelling of Juba Airport There have been frequent allegations that the ..."

5. History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V.: From Its Organization, at by Thomas H. Parker (1869)
"Grant—Complimentary enthusiasm on all sides—Failure of the mission - shelling renewed— Narrow escape of Capt. Parker—Movement to the left— Capture and ..."

6. The Celtic Magazine (1886)
"We were three sisters in that shelling lone; The busy happy days were all our own, The calves grew up apace ; the cows with coats of silk Fill'd the hooped ..."

7. Angola: Arms Trade and Violations of the Laws of War Since the 1992 by Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Human Rights Watch/Africa (1994)
"UNITA was driven out of Kuito on January 10, but within two days UNITA began a siege in earnest by shelling the city and shooting at any aircraft that tried ..."

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