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Definition of "husking" [husk•ing]

  • Present participle of husk. (verb)
  • A meeting of neighbours or friends to assist in husking maize. (noun)

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Use "husking" in a sentence
  • "The stripping of the corn gives rise among some people, to what they call a husking-bee, which, like all the other bees, is one of Yankee origin, and is not now so frequently adopted among the more independent or better class of settlers."
  • "The husking is a short process, and is even advantageously delayed till the moment arrives for using the corn."
  • "As I observed, these bonds were strongly encouraged through an unspoken ethic of cooperative assistance, which nurtured in women an almost reflex willingness to "help each other" (kupfunana), especially with time-consuming jobs such as husking corn, shelling peanuts and beans, and sorting through greens for cooking."