The French half of Ottawa. Large parts of the Canadian federal government are located in Hull. If Quebec ever seperates, they're taking half of the government with them. This might be a good thing.

Hull (?), n. [OE. hul, hol, shell, husk, AS. hulu; akin to G. hulle covering, husk, case, hullen to cover, Goth. huljan to cover, AS. helan to hele, conceal. &root;17. See Hele, v. t., Hell.]


The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.

2. [In this sense perh. influenced by D. hol hold of a ship, E. hold.] Naut.

The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.

Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light. Dryden.

Hull down, said of a ship so distant that her hull is concealed by the convexity of the sea.


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Hull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hulled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hulling.]


To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.


To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.


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Hull, v. i.

To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.


Shak. Milton.


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