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. See Shake.]

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.

2. Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.

His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles.

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.

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.

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