(Sher"ry*val`lies) n. pl. [Cf. Sp. zaraquelles wide breeches or overalls.] Trousers or
overalls of thick cloth or leather, buttoned on the outside of each leg, and generally worn to protect other
trousers when riding on horseback. [Local, U.S.] Bartlett.
(Shet) v. t. & i. [imp. Shet. (Obs. Shette ( or )); p. pr. Shet; p. pr. & vb. n. Shetting.] To
shut. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer.
(Shete) v. t. & i. To shoot. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sheth) n. The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam, for holding the share
and other working parts; also called standard, or post.
(Shet"land po"ny) One of a small, hardy breed of horses, with long mane and tail, which
originated in the Shetland Islands; a sheltie.
(Shew) v. t. & i. See Show.
(Shew), n. Show. [Obs. except in shewbread.]
(Shew"bread`) See Showbread.
(Shew"el) n. A scarecrow. [Obs.] Trench.
(Shew"er) n. One who shews. See Shower.
(Shewn) p. p. of Shew.
(Shi"ah) n. Same as Shiite.
(Shib"bo*leth) n. [Heb. shibboleth an ear of corn, or a stream, a flood.]
1. A word which was made the criterion by which to distinguish the Ephraimites from the Gileadites.
The Ephraimites, not being able to pronounce sh, called the word sibboleth. See Judges xii.
Without reprieve, adjudged to death,Milton.
For want of well pronouncing shibboleth.
Also in an extended sense.
The th, with its twofold value, is . . . the shibboleth of foreigners.Earle.
2. Hence, the criterion, test, or watchword of a party; a party cry or pet phrase.
(Shide) n. [OE. shide, schide, AS. scide; akin to OHG. scit, G. scheit, Icel. skið, and E. shed,
v.t.] A thin board; a billet of wood; a splinter. [Prov. Eng.]
(Shie) v. t. See Shy, to throw.
(Shied) imp. & p. p. of Shy.
(Shiel), n. A sheeling. [Scot.] Burns.
(Shield) n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld,
D. & G. schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skjöldr, Sw. sköld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf.