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Monday, 23 June 2014

Spot the Frippet: hull.

You want to see a hull? Well, can you see a boat anywhere?

If not then perhaps you can see a tank, they have hulls, too (yes, I myself thought that a tank would be an unlikely thing to come across, but I'm told you can find tanks lying about all over the place, like pebbles, so that anyone who needs one can perfectly innocently pick one or three up, no questions asked).

If there's no boat or tank around anywhere (or a missile, they also have hulls and can, they say, be found lying about the place) then how about one of these?

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The outer covering of any fruit or seed will do. They're all called hulls.

Also called a hull (and this sort of hull is easy for me because it is summer here, and it is England) is the funnel-shaped bit that's attached to the stem of a strawberry or raspberry...

Make Fresh Strawberry Pie Step 1.jpg

 ...though that's one sort of hull I won't be sitting round to admire.


Spot th frippet: hull. This word comes from the Old English hulu, and is related to the Old English helan, which means to hide.

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