Shrinking head(Founding), a body of molten metal connected with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; — called also sinking head, and riser.

(Shrink"ing*ly), adv. In a shrinking manner.

(Shriv"al*ty) n. Shrievalty. Johnson.

(Shrive) v. t. [imp. Shrived or Shrove ; p. p. Shriven or Shrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriving.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scrivan to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skriva to impose punishment; cf. OS. biskriban to be troubled. Cf. Shrift, Shrovetide.]

1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; — said of a priest as the agent.

That they should shrive their parishioners.
Piers Plowman.

Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . .
Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.

Till my guilty soul be shriven.

2. To confess, and receive absolution; — used reflexively.

Get you to the church and shrive yourself.
Beau. & Fl.

(Shrive), v. i. To receive confessions, as a priest; to administer confession and absolution. Spenser.

(Shriv"el) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shriveled or Shrivelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriveling or Shrivelling.] [Probably akin to shrimp, shrink; cf. dial. AS. screpa to pine away, Norw. skrypa to waste, skryp, skryv, transitory, frail, Sw. skröpling feeble, Dan. skröbelig, Icel. skrjpr brittle, frail.] To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; — often with up.

(Shriv"el) v. t. To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions.

(Shriv"en) p. p. of Shrive.

(Shriv"er) n. One who shrives; a confessor.

(Shriv"ing), n. Shrift; confession. Spenser.

(Shroff) n. [Ar. sarraf.] A banker, or changer of money. [East Indies]

(Shroff"age) n. The examination of coins, and the separation of the good from the debased. [East Indies]

Shrinkage to Shunt

(Shrink"age) n.

1. The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement.

2. The amount of such contraction; the bulk or dimension lost by shrinking, as of grain, castings, etc.

3. Decrease in value; depreciation. [Colloq.]

(Shrink"er) n. One who shrinks; one who withdraws from danger.

(Shrink"ing), a. & n. from Shrink.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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