Shiness to Shire
(Shi"ness) n. See Shyness.
(Shin"gle) n. [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.] (Geol.)
Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common
on the seashore and elsewhere.
(Shin"gle), n. [OE. shingle, shindle, fr. L. scindula, scandula; cf. scindere to cleave, to split,
E. shed, v.t., Gr. shingle, to slit.]
1. A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, used in covering
buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below.
I reached St. Asaph, . . . where there is a very poor cathedral church covered with shingles or tiles.Ray.
2. A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle. [Jocose, U. S.]
Shingle oak (Bot.), a kind of oak (Quercus imbricaria) used in the Western States for making shingles.
(Shin"gle), v. t. [imp. &. p. p. Shingled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shingling ]
1. To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.
They shingle their houses with it.Evelyn.
2. To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof.
(Shin"gle), v. t. To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding
1. One who shingles.
2. A machine for shingling puddled iron.
(Shin"gles) n. [OF. cengle a girth, F. sangle, fr. L. cingulum a girdle, fr. cingere to gird. Cf.
Cincture, Cingle, Surcingle.] (Med.) A kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around
the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain.
1. The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles.
2. (Metal) The process of expelling scoriæ and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the
production of wrought iron.
Shingling hammer, a ponderous hammer moved by machinery, used in shingling puddled iron.
Shingling mill, a mill or forge where puddled iron is shingled.
(Shin"gly) a. Abounding with shingle, or gravel.
(Shin"hop`ple) n. The hobblebush.