Shin bone(Anat.), the tibia.Shin leaf(Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb (Pyrola elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish white flowers.

(Shin), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shinning.]

1. To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; — used with up; as, to shin up a mast. [Slang]

2. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett.

(Shin), v. t. To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up. [Slang]

(Shin"dle) n. [See 2d Shingle.] A shingle; also, a slate for roofing. [Obs.] Holland.

(Shin"dle), v. t. To cover or roof with shindles. [Obs.]

(Shin"dy) n.; pl. Shindies [Etymol. uncertain; cf. Shinney, Shinty.]

1. An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot. [Slang] Thackeray.

2. Hockey; shinney. Bartlett.

3. A fancy or liking. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.

(Shine) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone ( or 277) (archaic Shined ); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.] [OE. shinen, schinen, AS. scinan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries. skina, OS. & OHG. scinan, G. scheinen, Icel. skina, Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh. to Gr. shadow. &radic157. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.]

1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.

Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine.

God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Cghrist.
2 Cor. iv. 6.

Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.

(Shim"mer), n. A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.

TWo silver lamps, fed with perfumed oil, diffused . . . a trembling twilight-seeming shimmer through the quiet apartment.
Sir W. Scott.

(Shim"mer*ing), n. A gleam or glimmering. "A little shimmering of a light." Chaucer.

(Shim"my) n. A chemise. [Colloq.]

(Shin) n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. Chine.]

1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. "On his shin." Chaucer.

2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. Knight.

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