(Shiv"er), v. i. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.

There shiver shafts upon shields thick.

The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into millions of atoms.

(Shiv"er), v. i. [OE. chiveren, cheveren; of uncertain origin. This word seems to have been confused with shiver to shatter.] To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.

Prometheus is laid
On icy Caucasus to shiver.

The man that shivered on the brink of sin,
Thus steeled and hardened, ventures boldly in.

(Shiv"er), v. t. (Naut.) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.

(Shiv"er), n. The act of shivering or trembling.

(Shiv"er*ing*ly), adv. In a shivering manner.

(Shiv"er-spar`) n. [Cf. G. schiefer-spath.] (Min.) A variety of calcite, so called from its slaty structure; — called also slate spar.

(Shiv"er*y) a.

1. Tremulous; shivering. Mallet.

2. Easily broken; brittle; shattery.

(Shoad) n. [Cf. G. schutt rubbish.] (Mining) A train of vein material mixed with rubbish; fragments of ore which have become separated by the action of water or the weather, and serve to direct in the discovery of mines. [Written also shode.]

(Shoad"ing), n. (Mining) The tracing of veins of metal by shoads. [Written also shoding.] Pryce.

(Shoal) n. [AS. scolu, sceolu, a company, multitude, crowd, akin to OS. skola; probably originally, a division, and akin to Icel. skilja to part, divide. See Skill, and cf. School. of fishes.] A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; — said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass. "Great shoals of people." Bacon.

Beneath, a shoal of silver fishes glides.

(Shoal), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shoaled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoaling.] To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place. Chapman.

(Shoal), a. [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.] Having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water.

(Shoal), n.

1. A place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow.

The depth of your pond should be six feet; and on the sides some shoals for the fish to lay their span.

Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory,
And sounded all the depths and shoals of honor.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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