(Shift"ing*ly), adv. In a shifting manner.
(Shift"less), a. Destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by
failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence,
lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management. Shift"less*ly, adv. Shift"less*ness,
(Shift"y) a. Full of, or ready with, shifts; fertile in expedients or contrivance. Wright.
Shifty and thrifty as old Greek or modern Scot, there were few things he could not invent, and perhaps
nothing he could not endure.C. Kingsley.
(Shi"ite Shi"ah) , n. [Ar. shi'aia follower of the sect of Ali, fr. shi'at, shi'ah, a multitude following
one another in pursuit of the same object, the sect of Ali, fr. sha'a to follow.] A member of that branch
of the Mohammedans to which the Persians belong. They reject the first three caliphs, and consider Ali
as being the first and only rightful successor of Mohammed. They do not acknowledge the Sunna, or
body of traditions respecting Mohammed, as any part of the law, and on these accounts are treated as
heretics by the Sunnites, or orthodox Mohammedans.
(Shi*ka"ree, ||Shi*ka"ri) n. [Hind.] A sportsman; esp., a native hunter. [India]
(Shilf) n. [CF. G. shilf sedge.] Straw. [Obs.]
(Shill) v. t. To shell. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Shill), v. t. [Cf. Sheal.] To put under cover; to sheal. [Prov.ng.] Brockett.
(Shil*la"lah, Shil*le"lah) n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; so called from Shillelagh,
a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks. [Irish] [Written also shillaly, and shillely.]
(Shil"ling) n. [OE. shilling, schilling, AS. scilling; akin to D. schelling, OS. & OHG. scilling, G.
schilling, Sw. & Dan. skilling, Icel. skillingr, Goth. skilliggs, and perh. to OHG. scellan to sound, G.