Shoreless to Shough
(Shore"less), a. Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent; as, a shoreless
(Shore"ling) n. See Shorling.
(Shor"er) n. One who, or that which, shores or props; a prop; a shore.
(Shore"ward) adv. Toward the shore.
1. The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore.
2. A system of props; props, collectively.
(Shorl n., Shor*la"ceous) a. (Min.) See Schorl, Schorlaceous.
1. The skin of a sheen after the fleece is shorn off, as distinct from the morling, or skin taken from the
dead sheep; also, a sheep of the first year's shearing. [Prov. Eng.]
2. A person who is shorn; a shaveling; hence, in contempt, a priest. [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Shorn) p. p. of Shear.
(Short) a. [Compar. Shorter ; superl. Shortest.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to
OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. Shirt.]
1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short
The bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it.Isa. xxviii. 20.
2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.Chaucer.
To short absense I could yield.Milton.
3. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of provisions, or of water.
4. Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable,
or the ordinary, standard; usually with of; as, to be short of money.
We shall be short in our provision.Shak.
5. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is
short of the trith.
6. Not distant in time; near at hand.
Marinell was sore offendedSpenser.
That his departure thence should be so short.
He commanded those who were appointed to attend him to be ready by a short day.Clarendon.