Shabble to Shad-waiter
(Shab"ble Shab"ble), n.[Cf. D. sabel, and G. säbel.] A kind of crooked sword or hanger. [Scot.]
(Shab"by) a. [Compar. Shabbier ; superl. Shabbiest.] [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]
1. Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.
Wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts.Macaulay.
2. Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments. "The dean was so shabby." Swift.
3. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment. "Very shabby fellows." Clarendon.
(||Shab"rack) n. [Turk. tshaprak, whence F. chabraque, G. shabracke.] (Mil.) The saddlecloth
or housing of a cavalry horse.
(Shack) v. t. [Prov. E., to shake, to shed. See Shake.]
1. To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.
2. To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn. [Prov. Eng.]
3. To wander as a vagabond or a tramp. [Prev.Eng.]
(Shack), n. [Cf. Scot. shag refuse of barley or oats.]
1. The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
2. Liberty of winter pasturage. [Prov. Eng.]
3. A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] Forby.
All the poor old shacks about the town found a friend in Deacon Marble.H. W. Beecher. Common of shack (Eng.Law), the right of persons occupying lands lying together in the same common
field to turn out their cattle to range in it after harvest. Cowell.
(Shack"a*to*ry) n. A hound. [Obs.]
(Shac"kle) n. Stubble. [Prov. Eng.] Pegge.
(Shac"kle), n. [Generally used in the plural.] [OE. schakkyll, schakle, AS. scacul, sceacul,
a shackle, fr. scacan to shake; cf. D. schakel a link of a chain, a mesh, Icel. skökull the pole of a cart.
1. Something which confines the legs or arms so as to prevent their free motion; specifically, a ring or
band inclosing the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on the other leg or arm, or to something
else, by a chain or a strap; a gyve; a fetter.
His shackles empty left; himself escaped clean.Spenser.
2. Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.
His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles.South.