(Sharp"shoot`ing), n. A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.

(Sharp"-sight`ed) a. Having quick or acute sight; — used literally and figuratively.Sharp`- sight`ed*ness, n.

(Sharp"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The pintail duck. (b) The pintail grouse, or prairie chicken.

(Sharp"-wit`ted) a. Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.

(Shash) n. [See Sash.]

1. The scarf of a turban. [Obs.] Fuller.

2. A sash. [Obs.]

(||Shas"ter ||Shas"tra) n. [Skr. castra an order or command, a sacred book, fr. cas to order, instruct, govern. Cf. Sastra.] A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas. [Written also sastra.]

(Shath"mont) n. A shaftment. [Scot.]

(Shat"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shattering.] [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter, to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Cf. Scatter.]

1. To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.

A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided amongst revolted subjects.

2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered.

A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor.

3. To scatter about. [Obs.]

Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.

(Shat"ter), v. i. To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.

Some fragile bodies break but where the force is; some shatter and fly in many places.

(Shat"ter), n. A fragment of anything shattered; — used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters. Swift.

(Shat"ter-brained` Shat"ter-pat`ed) a. Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild. J. Goodman.

(Shat"ter*y) a. Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar.

(Shave) obs. p. p. of Shave. Chaucer.

His beard was shave as nigh as ever he can.

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