Shield-bearer to Shiner
1. One who, or that which, carries a shield.
2. (Zoöl.) Any small moth of the genus Aspidisca, whose larva makes a shieldlike covering for itself out
of bits of leaves.
(Shield"drake`) n. (Zoöl.) A sheldrake.
(Shield"less), a. Destitute of a shield, or of protection. Shield"less*ly, adv. Shield"less*ness,
(Shield"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) Any species of small burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidæ, native
of Ceylon and Southern Asia. They have a small mouth which can not be dilated.
(Shiel"ing) n. A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See Sheeling. [Scot.]
(Shift) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shifting.] [OE. shiften, schiften, to divide,
change, remove. AS. sciftan to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta
to divide, to part, to shift, to change, Dan skifte, Sw. skifta, and probably to Icel. skifa to cut into
slices, as n., a slice, and to E. shive, sheave, n., shiver, n.]
1. To divide; to distribute; to apportion. [Obs.]
To which God of his bounty would shiftChaucer.
Crowns two of flowers well smelling.
2. To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one
shoulder to another; to shift the blame.
Hastily he schifte him[self].Piers Plowman.
Pare saffron between the two St. Mary's days,Tusser.
Or set or go shift it that knowest the ways.
3. To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
Carrying the oar loose, [they] shift it hither and thither at pleasure.Sir W. Raleigh.
4. To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to
change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.
I would advise you to shift a shirt.Shak.
5. To change the clothing of; used reflexively. [Obs.]
As it were to ride day and night; and . . . not to have patience to shift me.Shak.
6. To put off or out of the way by some expedient. "I shifted him away." Shak.
To shift off, to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside. To shift the scene, to change the locality or
the surroundings, as in a play or a story.
Shift the scene for half an hour;Swift.
Time and place are in thy power.
(Shift), v. i.