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(Ah) shucks!

 and (Ah) shoot!
Rur. Darn! (A mild oath.) Ah, shucks! I forgot to call Grandma. Tom: We can't get chocolate ice cream. The store's all out. Jane: Shucks. Ah, shoot! I missed my favorite TV show.

(Aw) shucks!

Rur. Gosh!; a mild oath. Shucks, ma'am. It wasn't anything at all. Aw shucks, I ain't never been this close to a woman before.

shuck something off

1. to take something off. Tom shucked his jacket off and sat on the arm of the easy chair. He shucked off his jacket.
2. to get rid of someone or something. she shucked all her bad habits off. Tom shucked off one girlfriend after another.
See also: off, shuck

(Aw) shucks!

exclam. a mild oath. (Colloquial.) Aw shucks, I ain’t never been this close to a woman before.




1. n. an insincere person. The guy’s a shuck. Don’t believe a thing he says!
2. tv. & in. to kid someone; to tease someone. Cool it! I’m just shucking.
3. tv. to swindle someone; to deceive someone. He was going to shuck the mayor, but people were beginning to talk, so he blew town.
4. n. a hoax. How could you fall for that old shuck?
5. and shuck down tv. & in. to undress oneself; to remove one’s clothing. He shucked down and showered and was at work in twenty minutes.

shuck down

See shuck
See also: down, shuck
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As the room grows toasty, I set out the oysters, my shucking knife, some saltines, and a bottle of bitter IPA on the Formica dinette table that came from my grandparents' kitchen many years before.
It also operates shucking facilities in Milford, Delaware where it employs approximately 325 people and in Oyster, Virginia where it employs up to 100 people.
After anchoring 20 feet up current of the bar, out came a shucking knife and glove.
During a slack tide when the action slowed, we weren't a bit bored--out came the shucking knife, crackers and Tabasco sauce.
That the institution of corn shucking, from the "white" side of the gaze, was a "display event" (23) can be explained by the fact that corn shucking was not "crisis work" and that, as Abrahams further notes, Southern planters tended to cling "to many of the more aristocratic features which had characterized the Cavalier perspective in England" (65), particularly "ever more theatrical opportunities by which their public postures of power might better be appreciated" (40).
Briefly, an overseer or master elected two "captains" who picked "teams" which raced against each other to finish shucking their assigned pile of the corn harvest first.
Our entry into the world of competitive clam shucking happened almost accidentally," said Jasper White.
Tien, who is a native of Vietnam, has been shucking at Jasper White's Summer Shack since it opened in 2000.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps the "home court advantage" played in its favor last night as Jasper White's Summer Shack triumphed over five of Boston's best seafood restaurants to win The Great Oyster Open, a shucking contest of oysters, clams and even Samuel Adams beers.
Often hard-swinging, the album finds Ribot shucking off the dissonant approach he's known for in favor of a more melodic instrumental sound.
Four years ago when we first had the idea for an oyster shucking contest, we felt that the event would be, first and foremost a lot of fun.
with the shucking of the corn husks and often ended as late as 11 p.
Broadway Fish Market is the most recent seafood processor to embrace Fresher Under Pressure, joining Motivatit Seafoods, and others including Joey Oyster and Nisbet Oyster Company as industry leaders in adopting this post-harvest intervention and shucking technology," stated Pat Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Fresher Under Pressure, Inc.
Golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez also swears by the healing properties of magnets, purportedly shucking his shoes to show off magnet-lined insoles at a sports medicine convention in Orlando, Fla.
Annapolis events include a Chef's Signature Gumbo Cook-off, Sunday, February 27th at the Ram's Head Tavern; Hurricane Mix-off and Best Mask Competition, Tuesday, February 28th at the Chart House; a Preliminary Oyster Shucking Contest on Friday, March 3rd at Copeland's of New Orleans; and the final Oyster Shucking Contest on Sunday, March 5th at Phillips Annapolis Harbor.