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Word: kernel

Definition: central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)


Sentences Containing 'kernel'

We should never cheat and insult and banish one another by our meanness, if there were present the kernel of worth and friendliness.
The ear of wheat -LRB- in Latin spica, obsoletely speca, from spe, hope -RRB- should not be the only hope of the husbandman; its kernel or grain -LRB- granum from gerendo, bearing -RRB- is not all that it bears.
These he peddles still, prompting God and disgracing man, bearing for fruit his brain only, like the nut its kernel.
To take as an illustration the case of the larger titmouse, (Parus major) alluded to in a previous chapter; this bird often holds the seeds of the yew between its feet on a branch, and hammers with its beak till it gets at the kernel.

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