3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; used reflexively.
They sheltered themselves under a rock.Abp. Abbot.
(Shel"ter), v. i. To take shelter.
There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat,Milton.
Shelters in cool.
(Shel"ter*less), a. Destitute of shelter or protection.
Now sad and shelterless perhaps she lies.Rowe.
(Shel"ter*y) a. Affording shelter. [R.]
(Shel"tie Shel"ty) , n. A Shetland pony.
(Shelve) v. t.
1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
2. To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as,
to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.
(Shelve), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shelved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shelving.] [Perhapss originally from
the same source as shallow, but influenced by shelf a ledge, a platform.] To incline gradually; to be
slopping; as, the bottom shelves from the shore.
(Shelv"ing), a. Sloping gradually; inclining; as, a shelving shore. Shak. "Shelving arches."
1. The act of fitting up shelves; as, the job of shelving a closet.
2. The act of laying on a shelf, or on the shelf; putting off or aside; as, the shelving of a claim.
3. Material for shelves; shelves, collectively.
(Shelv"y) a. Sloping gradually; shelving.
The shore was shelving and shallow.Shak.
(Shem"ite) n. A descendant of Shem.
(Shem*it"ic Shem"i*tish) a. Of or pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah, or his descendants.
(Shem"i*tism) n. See Semitism.
(Shend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shent ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shending.] [AS. scendan to disgrace,
bring to shame, from sceand, sceond, disgrace, dishonor, shame; akin to G. schande, Goth. skanda.
See Shame, n.]
1. To injure, mar, spoil, or harm. [Obs.] "Loss of time shendeth us." Chaucer.
I fear my body will be shent.Dryden.