Shalli to Shanked
(Shal"li) n. See Challis.
(Shal"lon) n. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub (Gaultheria Shallon) of Northwest America; also, its
fruit. See Salal-berry.
(Shal*loon") n. [F. chalon, from Châlons, in France, where it was first made.] A thin, loosely
woven, twilled worsted stuff.
In blue shalloon shall Hannibal be clad.Swift.
(Shal"lop) n. [F. chaloupe, probably from D. sloep. Cf. Sloop.] (Naut.) A boat.
[She] thrust the shallop from the floating strand.Spenser.
The term shallop is applied to boats of all sizes, from a light canoe up to a large boat with masts and
(Shal*lot") n. [OF. eschalote F. échalote. See Scallion, and cf. Eschalot.] (Bot.) A small
kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or
(Shal"low) a. [Compar. Shallower ; superl. Shallowest.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally,
sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skjalgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf.
Shelve to slope, Shoal shallow.]
1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal. "Shallow brooks, and rivers wide." Milton.
2. Not deep in tone. [R.]
The sound perfecter and not so shallow and jarring.Bacon.
3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as,
a shallow mind; shallow learning.
The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the French
Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself.Milton.
1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.
A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel.Bacon.
Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand.Dryden.
2. (Zoöl.) The rudd. [Prov. Eng.]
(Shal"low), v. t. To make shallow. Sir T. Browne.
(Shal"low), v. i. To become shallow, as water.
(Shal"low-bod`ied) a. (Naut.) Having a moderate depth of hold; said of a vessel.
(Shal"low-brained`) a. Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed. South.