Shoreless to Shough

(Shore"less), a. Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent; as, a shoreless ocean. Young.

(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.

(Shor"ing), n.

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.

(Shor"ling) n.

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 flight.

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.

To short absense I could yield.

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.

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 offended
That his departure thence should be so short.

He commanded those who were appointed to attend him to be ready by a short day.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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