Shah Nameh. [Per., Book of Kings.] A celebrated historical poem written by Firdousi, being the most ancient in the modern Persian language. Brande & C.

(||Sha*hin") n. [Ar. shahin.] (Zoöl.) A large and swift Asiatic falcon (Falco pregrinator) highly valued in falconry.

(Shaik) n. See Sheik.

(Shail) v. i. [Cf. AS. sceolh squinting, Icel. skjagr wry, oblique, Dan. skele to squint.] To walk sidewise. [Obs.] L'Estrange.

(Shag"bark`) n. (Bot.) A rough-barked species of hickory its nut. Called also shellbark. See Hickory. (b) The West Indian Pithecolobium micradenium, a legiminous tree with a red coiled-up pod.

(Shage"bush`) n. A sackbut. [Obs.]

(Shag"ged) a. Shaggy; rough. Milton.Shag"ged*ness, n. Dr. H. More.

(Shag"gi*ness) n. The quality or state of being shaggy; roughness; shaggedness.

(Shag"gy) a. [Compar. Shaggier ; superl. Shaggiest.] [From Shag, n.] Rough with long hair or wool.

About his shoulders hangs the shaggy skin.

2. Rough; rugged; jaggy. Milton.

[A rill] that winds unseen beneath the shaggy fell.

(Shag"-haired`) a. Having shaggy hair. Shak.

(Shag"-rag`) n. The unkempt and ragged part of the community. [Colloq. or Slang.] R. Browning.

(Sha*green") v. t. To chagrin. [Obs.]

(Sha*green"), n. [F. chagrin, It. zigrino, fr. Turk. saghri the back of a horse or other beast of burden, shagreen. Cf. Chagrin.]

1. A kind of untanned leather prepared in Russia and the East, from the skins of horses, asses, and camels, and grained so as to be covered with small round granulations. This characteristic surface is produced by pressing small seeds into the grain or hair side when moist, and afterward, when dry, scraping off the roughness left between them, and then, by soaking, causing the portions of the skin which had been compressed or indented by the seeds to swell up into relief. It is used for covering small cases and boxes.

2. The skin of various small sharks and other fishes when having small, rough, bony scales. The dogfishes of the genus Scyllium furnish a large part of that used in the arts.

(Sha*green" Sha*greened") a.

1. Made or covered with the leather called shagreen. "A shagreen case of lancets." T. Hook.

2. (Zoöl.) Covered with rough scales or points like those on shagreen.

(Shah) n. [Per. shah a king, sovereign, prince. Cf. Checkmate, Chess, Pasha.] The title of the supreme ruler in certain Eastern countries, especially Persia. [Written also schah.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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