Pillow sham, a covering to be laid on a pillow.

(Sham), a. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.

They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.
Jowett (Thucyd)

(Sham), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shamming.]

1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.

Fooled and shammed into a conviction.

2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. [R.]

We must have a care that we do not . . . sham fallacies upon the world for current reason.

3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.

To sham Abramor Abraham, to feign sickness; to malinger. Hence a malingerer is called, in sailors' cant, Sham Abram, or Sham Abraham.

(Sham), v. i. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.

Wondering . . . whether those who lectured him were such fools as they professed to be, or were only shamming.

(||Sha"ma) n. [Hind. shama.] (Zoöl.) A saxicoline singing bird (Kittacincla macroura) of India, noted for the sweetness and power of its song. In confinement it imitates the notes of other birds and various animals with accuracy. Its head, neck, back, breast, and tail are glossy black, the rump white, the under parts chestnut.

(Shal"low-heart`ed) a. Incapable of deep feeling. Tennyson.

(Shal"low*ly), adv. In a shallow manner.

(Shal"low*ness), n. Quality or state of being shallow.

(Shal"low-pat`ed) a. Shallow- brained.

(Shal"low-waist`ed) a. (Naut.) Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; — said of a vessel.

(Shalm) n. See Shawm. [Obs.] Knolles.

(Shalt) 2d per. sing. of Shall.

(Shal"y) a. Resembling shale in structure.

(Sham) n. [Originally the same word as shame, hence, a disgrace, a trick. See Shame, n.]

1. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug. "A mere sham." Bp. Stillingfleet.

Believe who will the solemn sham, not I.

2. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.

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