(Shruff) n. [Cf. Scruff, Scurf.] Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. [Obs.]
(b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel. [Prov. Eng.]
(Shrug) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shrugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrugging ] [Probably akin to shrink,
p. p. shrunk; cf. Dan. skrugge, skrukke, to stoop, dial. Sw. skrukka, skruga, to crouch.] To draw
up or contract especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
He shrugs his shoulders when you talk of securities.Addison.
(Shrug), v. i. To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the
They grin, they shrug.Swift.
They bow, they snarl, they snatch, they hug.
(Shrug), n. A drawing up of the shoulders, a motion usually expressing dislike, dread, or doubt.
The Spaniards talk in dialoguesHudibras.
Of heads and shoulders, nods and shrugs.
(Shrunk"en) p. p. & a. from Shrink.
(Shuck) n. A shock of grain. [Prev.Eng.]
(Shuck), n. [Perhaps akin to G. shote a husk, pod, shell.]
1. A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut,
2. The shell of an oyster or clam. [U. S.]
(Shuck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shucking.] To deprive of the shucks
or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc.
(Shuck"er) n. One who shucks oysters or clams
(Shud"der) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shuddered ;p. pr. & vb. n. Shuddering.] [OE. shoderen,
schuderen; akin to LG. schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern to shudder,
schütteln to shake, schütten to pour, to shed, OHG. scutten, scuten, to shake.] To tremble or shake
with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake. "With shuddering horror pale." Milton.
The shuddering tennant of the frigid zone.Goldsmith.
(Shud"der), n. The act of shuddering, as with fear. Shak.
(Shud"der*ing*ly), adv. In a shuddering manner.
(Shude) n. The husks and other refuse of rice mills, used to adulterate oil cake, or linseed cake.
(Shuf"fle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shuffled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shuffling ] [Originally the same word
as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]
1. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to