(Sho"oi), n. (Zoöl.) The Richardson's skua (Stercorarius parasiticus);- so called from its cry. [Prov.
(Shook) imp. & obs. or poet. p. p. of Shake.
(Shook), n. [Cf. Shock a bundle of sheaves.] (Com.) (a) A set of staves and headings sufficient
in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form.
(b) A set of boards for a sugar box. (c) The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed
(Shook), v. t. To pack, as staves, in a shook.
(Shoon) n., pl. of Shoe. [Archaic] Chaucer.
They shook the snow from hats and shoon.Emerson.
(Shoop) obs. imp. of Shape. Shaped. Chaucer.
To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course.
(Shoot) n. [F. chute. See Chute. Confused with shoot to let fly.] An inclined plane, either
artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either
natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current,
connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also chute, and
shute.] [U. S.]
(Shoot) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shooting. The old participle Shotten is
obsolete. See Shotten.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sceótan; akin to D. schieten, G.
schieen, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skjta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. &radic159.
Cf. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject, Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle, Skittish,
1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; followed by a word denoting the
missile, as an object.
If you pleaseShak.
To shoot an arrow that self way.
2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; followed by a word denoting the weapon or
instrument, as an object; often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another.Boyle.
3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; followed by a
word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house.A. Tucker.
4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to
An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle.Beau. & Fl.
A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores.Macaulay.