(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`-
(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.Locke.
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.Norris.
3. To scatter about. [Obs.]
Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.Milton.
(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.Bacon.
(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.
(Shat"ter*y) a. Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery
(Shave) obs. p. p. of Shave. Chaucer.
His beard was shave as nigh as ever he can.Chaucer.