Shrapnel shell(Gunnery), a projectile for a cannon, consisting of a shell filled with bullets and a small bursting charge to scatter them at any given point while in flight. See the Note under Case shot.

(Shred) n. [OE. shrede, schrede, AS. screáde; akin to OD. schroode, G. schrot a piece cut off, Icel. skrjoðr a shred, and to E. shroud. Cf. Screed, Scroll, Scrutiny.]

1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip. "Shreds of tanned leather." Bacon.

2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle. Shak.

(Shred), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shred or Shredded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shredding.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. screádian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scrtan, G. schroten. See Shred, n.]

1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather. Chaucer.

2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.]

Showiness to Shrink

(Show"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation.

(Show"ing), n.

1. Appearance; display; exhibition.

2. Presentation of facts; statement. J. S. Mill.

(Show"ish), a. Showy; ostentatious. Swift.

(Show"man) n.; pl. Showmen One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.

(Shown) p. p. of Show.

(Show"room`) n. A room or apartment where a show is exhibited.

2. A room where merchandise is exposed for sale, or where samples are displayed.

(Show"y) a. [Compar. Showier ; superl. Showiest.] Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.

A present of everything that was rich and showy.

Syn. — Splendid; gay; gaudy; gorgeous; fine; magnificent; grand; stately; sumptuous; pompous.

(Shrag) n. [CF. Scrag.] A twig of a tree cut off. [Obs.]

(Shrag), v. t. To trim, as trees; to lop. [Obs.]

(Shrag"ger) n. One who lops; one who trims trees. [Obs.] Huloet.

(Shram) v. t. [Cf. Shrink.] To cause to shrink or shrivel with cold; to benumb. [Prov. Eng.]

(Shrank) imp. of Shrink.

(Shrap Shrape) n. [Cf. Scrap, and Scrape.] A place baited with chaff to entice birds. [Written also scrap.] [Obs.] Bp. Bedell.

(Shrap"nel) a. Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army.n. A shrapnel shell; shrapnel shells, collectively.

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