Shirt"less*ness, n.

(Shist Shis*tose") . See Shist, Schistose.

(Shit"tah Shit"tah tree`), n. [Heb. shittah, pl. shittim.] A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; — now believed to have been the wood of the Acacia Seyal, which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in color.

(Shit"tim Shit"tim wood`), n. The wood of the shittah tree.

(Shit"tle) n. [See Shuttle.] A shuttle. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Shit"tle), a. Wavering; unsettled; inconstant. [Obs.] Holland.

(Shit"tle*cock`) n. A shuttlecock. [Obs.]

(Shit"tle*ness), n. Instability; inconstancy. [Obs.]

The vain shittlenesse of an unconstant head.

(Shive) n. [See Sheave, n.]

1. A slice; as, a shive of bread. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Shak.

2. A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.

3. A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide- mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.

(Shiv"er) n. [OE. schivere, fr. shive; cf. G. schifer a splinter, slate, OHG. scivere a splinter, Dan. & Sw. skifer a slate. See Shive, and cf. Skever.]

1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; — generally used in the plural. "All to shivers dashed." Milton.

2. A thin slice; a shive. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "A shiver of their own loaf." Fuller.

Of your soft bread, not but a shiver.

3. (Geol.) A variety of blue slate.

4. (Naut.) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.

5. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.

6. A spindle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(Shiv"er), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shivered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shivering.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD. scheveren. See Shiver a fragment.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.

All the ground
With shivered armor strown.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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