Reverse Dictionary: SHE – SHIL


SHEAR, SHEARER, SHEARING – NOUNS
COBBLER the last sheep …Bk1892 Aust. shearers’ sl.
SNOB the last, most recalcitrant sheep to be sheared …20C Aust. & NZ. sl.

SHEAR etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BARBER a shearer …1898 Aust. sl.
BLUE-TONGUE shearers’ term for a shed-hand; an unskilled worker …1900 sl., orig. Aust.
BUSTLER a notably hard worker in a shearing shed …1910s Aust. sl.
DRUMMER the worst or slowest sheep-shearer in a team …1897 Aust. & NZ sl.
GREASY a shearer …Aust. sl.
GUN an expert sheep-shearer …1898 Aust. & NZ
JINGLING JOHNNY someone who shears sheep by hand …1934 Aust. & NZ sl.
PEN-MATE a shearer who catches sheep out of the same pen as another shearer …1895 Aust. & NZ sl.
RINGER the fastest shearer in a shed …1871 Aust. & NZ sl.
RYEBUCK SHEARER an expert shearer …a1957 Aust. sl.
SNAGGER a slow, inexpert, or poor sheep-shearer …1887 Aust.
TIGER a sheep shearer …1865 Aust. sl.

SHEAR etc. – VERBS
MULLOCK OVER to shear a sheep roughly and carelessly …1893 Aust. sl.
PULL to shear a sheep, etc. …OE rare
QUOKE to go shearing or harvesting at a distance from home …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
ROUGH to shear a sheep badly …1878 Aust. & NZ sl. obs.
SWING THE GATE to be the fastest shearer in the shed …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
TOMAHAWK to cut a sheep in shearing it …1859 Aust.


SHED – NOUNS
A TO Z a shed …Brit. rhyming sl.
BIELD a shelter or shed …a1500 Sc. & Eng. dial.
CALLIS a lean-to, a shed, mostly used as a vegetable cellar …1854 Eng. dial. obs.
HALF-HOUSE a shed open at the side; a hovel …1737
LITTLE HOUSE a shed …1994 Amer. dial.
SCALE a temporary hut or shelter; a wooden shed …1787 Eng. dial.
SCOLLA a hut, a shed …1952 Sc.
SKILLING a shed or outhouse, esp. a lean-to …1389
TO-FALL a supplementary building with its roof sloping up to and leaning on the wall of a main building; a lean-to; a shed …c1425 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
WAPPEN-HAPPEN a tumbledown, slum shed or shanty made of old tins, bits of wood, discarded packaging and similar found objects …1930s W. Indies


SHEDDING – NOUNS
– a shedding, as of deer antlers DECIDENCE 1646 obs.


SHEEP – ADJECTIVES
– BROKEN-MOUTHED of old sheep: having lost some teeth …1913 Amer. dial.
– DAGGY of sheep: having dags of wool soiled with excrement …1895 Aust. sl.
– DAG-TAILED having the wool about the tail clotted with dirt …1597-8
– GOOD-WOOLLED of a sheep: having a good fleece …1869 Eng. dial.
– RAPT of a sheep: ragged …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCONKY very slender and bare, esp. about the head and neck; generally applied to short-woolled sheep …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– YEANLING young, or new-born, esp. of a lamb …1658 arch.
 
SHEEP – INTERJECTIONS
– CADE! a call to sheep …1949 Amer. dial.
– DEKI! a call to sheep; come! …1970 Amer. dial.
– GOOBIE-SHEEPIE! come!; a call used to sheep …1972 Amer. dial.
– NAN! a call to sheep …1896 Amer. dial.
– NANNIE!;  NANNY! a call to sheep …1896 Amer. dial.
– SHEEPIE!;  SHEEPY! a call to sheep …1948 Amer. dial.
– TIB! a call made to ewes …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YEP a cry used in driving sheep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YOA a call used in driving sheep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
SHEEP – NOUNS
– AALIE-LAMB a motherless lamb; a pet lamb …Bk1905 Sc.
– ANYESDER a sheep in its second year …Bk1898 Sc.
– APRON the neck fold of a merino ram …20C Aust. sheepfarmers’ usage
– AUNTIE a disoriented unlambed ewe that thinks she has lambed and steals the lamb of another ewe …1999 NZ sl.
– BAA-BAA a sheep …1924 Amer. dial.
– BAA CHEAT a sheep …E18 sl.
– BAALING a little lamb …1854
– BAGGIT a feeble, sickly sheep …1879 Sc. obs.
– BALLARD a castrated ram …1796 Eng. dial.
– BALLE a sheep …c1440 obs.
– BAND a flock of about two thousand sheep …1967 Amer. dial.
– BARE-BACKS sheep after being shorn …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BARTH a warm sheltered place or shelter for cattle and sheep …1573 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BIDDY an old ewe …1939 Amer. dial.
– BIDENT a two-year-old sheep …1881 rare
– BILLY-LAMB a lamb reared by hand …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLAA the bleat of a sheep …1939 Amer. dial.
– BLAT the cry of a sheep …1914 Amer. dial.
– BLATE the cry of a sheep …1859 Amer. dial.
 BLAY the bleating of sheep …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLEATING-CHEAT a sheep …Bk1717
 BLOATER a dead sheep or cow …2000 NZ sl.
– BORREGO a male sheep …1967 Amer. dial.
– BORRERA a sheep …1968 Amer. West. usage
– BUCK a male sheep …1812 Amer. dial.
– BUM a motherless lamb that is raised by hand …1931 Amer. dial.
– BUMMER a motherless lamb that is raised by hand …1940 Amer. dial.
– BUTTONS the dung or droppings of sheep or rabbits …1684
– CADDIE an orphan lamb …1886 Sc.
– CADE a pet lamb …c1450
– CADE-LAMB a pet lamb; one weaned and brought up in the house 
– CAG any old wrinkled female, as an old woman, cow, ewe, etc. …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAMPEINIE a lamb …1906 Sc.
– CLEANSKIN orig. an unbranded sheep …1943 Aust. sl.
– CLIPPIE a shorn sheep …19C Sc. obs.
– CONCERTINA a sheep that is hard to shear because of the wrinkles on its skin …1959 Aust. sl.
– CRACKER a worn-out horse, sheep, bullock …M20 Aust. sl.
– DAG a matted lock of wool and excrement on a sheep’s behind …1891 Aust. & Eng. dial.
– DAGGLE-LOCKS clots of matted wool round a sheep’s hind quarters …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAGLINGS sheep’s droppings …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAG-LOCKS locks of wool clotted with dirt about the hinder parts of a sheep …1623
– DANS yearling lambs …1819 Eng. dial.
– DINGBAT the small lumps of excrement clinging to wool on the hindquarters of sheep …1895 Amer. dial.
 DOUBLE-YOLKER a ewe carrying twins …2002 NZ sl.
– EANLING a young lamb …1596 obs.
– FANK a sheep-cot or pen …1812 Sc.
– GIBBY a child’s name for a sheep; a pet lamb …1790 Eng. dial.
– GUMMY a sheep that has lost or is losing its teeth …1910 Aust. & NZ
– HASLIG the wool on the neck of a sheep …1900 Sc.
– HASSLOCK;  HAWSLOCK the wool on the neck of a sheep …1725
– IVVY a sheep’s heart …1882 Eng. dial.
– JACKET the natural (usually hairy) covering or ‘coat’ of various animals; the fleece of a sheep …1613
– JAMES a sheep’s head …1827 sl.
– JEMMY a sheep’s head …1823 sl.
– JEMMY a sheep’s head as a dish …1836
– JIMBUGG a sheep …1854 Aust. squatters’ sl.
– JUMBUCK a sheep …1824 Aust. sl., orig. Aust. pidgin
– KADES sheep dung ….Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KAIBREL a thin, ill-thriving sheep, frequently killed to prevents its complete loss by death …1838 Sc. obs.
– KATHY a ‘caddie’, a pet lamb …1929 Sc.
– KEB a ewe that has lost her lamb, or whose lamb is still-born …1470-73 Eng. dial.
– KEB an old, worn-out sheep …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KEBBED EWE a ewe whose lamb is stillborn …1860 Sc.
– KEBBER an old or diseased sheep which is removed from the flock …1538 obs.
– KEEPING a flock of sheep …1641 obs. rare
– KELT a sheep’s fleece …1722 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– LAMB FRIES lamb’s testicles eaten as food …20C US sl.
– LAMB-GIMMER a young sheep or ewe lamb of a year old …Bk1902 Sc.
– LAMB-HOG a young sheep before it is shorn …1796 Eng. dial.
– LAMBKIN a little lamb; a young lamb …1579
– LAMBLING a young or little lamb …1591 rare
– LAMB-STONES the testicles of a lamb …a1613
– LAMMERMOOR LION a sheep …1721 Sc.
– LENTRINWARE skins of lambs that have died soon after being dropped …1435 Sc. obs.
– LEPPIE;  LEPPY an orphan calf, lamb, or foal …1924 Amer. dial.
– MAE a child’s name for a sheep; a sheep’s call …Bk1905 Sc.
– MAILLIE a ewe, or a pet name for a cow or ewe …1814 Sc. & Ireland
– MANE the wool on a ewe’s neck …1900 Sc.
– MAPSIE a pet sheep; a young hare …1824 Sc.
– MEG a pet lamb …1869 Eng. dial.
– MONKEY a sheep …1876 Aust. colloq. rare
– MOUNTAIN-PECKER a sheep’s head …M19 sl.
– NANNIE;  NANNY a sheep, esp. a female …1896 Amer. dial.
– NANNY PLUM sheep manure; a pellet of sheep dung …1833 Amer. dial.
– NAPSIE a small fat animal, esp. a sheep …1824 Sc.
– OLD CRONE a sheep that has lost its teeth …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– OVIARY a flock of sheep …1623 obs. rare
– PALLET a skin, esp. an undressed sheep-skin; a ‘pelt’ …Bk1905 Sc.
– PLACER a sheep which remains in one place …1921 Aust. & NZ sl.
– PODDY an orphan calf or lamb …1944 Amer. dial.
– POTTY an orphan calf or lamb …1964 Amer. dial. 
– QUAIL-MUTTON the flesh of a sheep that has died from natural causes, drowning, etc. …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUAKING CHEAT a sheep …M16 sl.
– QUINTER a ewe in her third year …1779 Sc.
– RAMKIN a young ram …1638 obs. rare
– RAMMING-TIME the copulation of sheep …1590 obs.
– RAM-SHEEP the common sheep …1797 obs.
– RANNACKS half-wild, rompish sheep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANNY a sheep that is kept as a pet …1950 Amer. dial.
– ROGER the nickname for a bull; occasionally, a ram …18C colloq.
– SANGUINARY JAMES an uncooked sheep’s head …M29 sl.
– SCART a hermaphrodite; esp. a female hermaphrodite sheep …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCOVIN the neck and breast of a lamb, the brisket …1873 Eng. dial.
– SHEEP BUCK a ram …1949 Amer. dial.
– SHEEP-DUMPLING a pellet of sheep dung …1953 Amer. dial.
– SHEEP MARBLES sheep manure …1983 Amer. dial.
– SHIPPY a lamb …1908 Amer. dial.
– SHIRLING a sheep newly shorn; the fleece of a lamb …B1900 Scot & Eng. dial.
– SKINNY an old ewe …1952 Amer. dial.
– SNOB the last, most recalcitrant sheep to be sheared …20C Aust. & NZ. sl.
– TAG-LOCKS the coarse wool of sheep about the hinder parts, matted together by wet and dirt …1796 Eng. dial.
– TAILAG the poorest or weakest of a brood, litter, flock, etc., esp. of sheep or pigs …1972 Sc.
– TAILS inferior sheep drafted from a flock …1844 Sc.
– TAT a year-old sheep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATTY-JACK a sheep with a ragged and tattered fleece …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TEAP a ram or tup …1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TEG a yearling sheep before it has been shorn …1784 Eng. dial.
– THAVE;  THEAVE a young ewe sheep that has not yet borne a lamb …1796 Eng. dial.
– THINGS cattle, sheep, livestock …1899 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– THINTER a sheep of three years or winters …1890 Eng. dial.
– THRINTER a sheep of three years or winters …1890 Eng. dial.
– THRUNTER a sheep of three years or winters …1890 Sc.
– TIG a yearling sheep before it has been shorn …1784 Eng. dial.
– TIP a ram …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIRLINGS the excrement of sheep or rabbits …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TRINTER a sheep of three years or winters …1890 Eng. dial.
– TROTTLE a small round pellet of sheep’s or goat’s dung; generally used in the plural …1547 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WALT-SHEEP a fallen sheep …1812 Sc.
– WOOL-BIRD a sheep, a lamb …1825 sl.
– WOOLLY a sheep …1852 Amer. dial.
– YARM the bleat of a sheep …1899 Sc.
– YEAN a young lamb …1408 obs.
– YEANLING a young lamb or kid …1637 arch.
– YOE a sheep, a ewe …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 
SHEEP – NOUNS, PERSON (also see SHEARER and SHEPHERD)
– ABHIR in India: one engaged in pastoral occupations, as herding cattle and tending sheep …Bk1898 
– CAMP JACK in sheepherding: a man who looked after the gear and moved the sheep camp while the herder was with the sheep …1940 Amer. West usage
– CAMP JERKER same as CAMP JACK …1931  Amer. West usage
– CAMP MOVER same as CAMP JACK …1931 Amer. West usage
– CAMP RUSTLER same as CAMP JACK …1913 Amer. West usage
– CAMP TENDER same as CAMP JACK …1913 Amer. West usage
– LAMB LICKER a sheep-herder …1936 Amer. dial., derogatory
– LEATHER-NECK an unskilled farm-labourer, esp. on a sheep station …1898 Aust. sl.
– MOLESKIN SQUATTER a person engaged in sheep farming, etc., on a small scale …1941 NZ sl. rare
– MONKEY-DODGER a sheep-station hand …20C Aust. sl.
– MUTTON CONDUCTOR a sheepherder …1984 Amer. dial.
– MUTTON-MONGER a sheep-stealer …a1700 sl. obs.
– MUTTON PUNCHER a sheepherder …1936 Amer. dial.
– NAP a sheep-stealer …a1700 sl. obs.
– NAPPER OF NAPS a sheep stealer …c1712 sl.
– PASTOR a sheep-herder …1849 Amer. dial.
– SCAB HERDER a cowboy’s term of abuse for a sheepherder, esp. a Mexican …Bk1936 US cowboy usage 
– SHEEP PUNCHER a cowboy’s name for a sheepherder …1936 Amer. dial.
– SUCKLER one who rears young calves or lambs …1750
– TEG-MAN a shepherd …1892 Eng. dial.
 
SHEEP – VERBS
– BELSH to clean the tails of sheep by cutting away dirty or matted wool …1825 Eng. dial.
– BLARE of cows, and sometimes sheep: to low or bleat …1939 Amer. dial.
– BLAT to bleat like a sheep …1914 Amer. dial.
– BLATE to make the cry of a sheep …1859 Amer. dial.
 BLAY to bleat …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BUM A LAMB to take it away from its mother and raise it by hand …1938 Amer. dial.
– DAG to cut off the clots of wool, dirt, etc., from the hinds part of sheep …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAGGLE to cut off matted clots of wool from the hinder parts of a sheep …1897 Eng. dial.
– DUFF to steal cattle, sheep, etc., often altering their brands …1859 Aust. sl.
– EAN of ewes: to bring forth lambs …a1000 obs.
– FANK to put sheep in a ‘fank’ or pen …a1600 Sc.
– KEB of ewes: to bring forth a still-born lamb …1816 Sc.
– MAE of a lamb: to utter its peculiar cry …1728 Eng. dial.
– MEWTLE of cows and ewes: to make a low, crooning sound over their new-dropped young …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAM to leap the ewe …1688 obs. rare
– REFUGE to separate the worthless or inferior portion of anything from the rest; esp. to draft out the inferior sheep from a flock …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TAIL to follow, drive or tend sheep or cattle …1844 Aust.
– YARM of a sheep: to bleat …a1838 Sc.
– YEAN of a ewe: to bring forth a lamb; also said of goats and occasionally other beasts …1387 arch. & Eng. dial.


SHEEPISH – ADJECTIVES
BAUCH abashed, timid, sheepish …1871 Sc.
BLAIT;  BLATE shy, sheepish, bashful, timid …Bk1911 Sc.
BLEAK sheepish …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
DOWNLOOKED that has downcast eyes or a lowered countenance; guilty-looking, sullen; demure, sheepish, hangdog …1636 obs.
DOWNLOOKING guilty-looking, sullen; demure, sheepish, hangdog …a1626 rare
QUIET sheepish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

SHEEPISH – NOUNS, PERSON
BLAITIE-BUM a lazy fellow; a simpleton; a sheepish fellow …Bk1911 Sc.
HAMMIE;  HAMMY a sheepish, cowardly person …1870 Eng. dial.
JACK-A-LENT an insignificant or contemptible person; a stupid or sheepish fellow; a simpleton …1598 arch. 
SAFT DUD an inept, slow-witted, sheepish sort of person …1894 Sc.
SUMPLE a soft blunt sheepish fellow …1897 Sc.


SHEET – NOUNS
– bed sheets LILY WHITES 1946 US sl.


SHELF – ADJECTIVES
SKELVY full of shelves or ledges …1787 Sc.

SHELF – NOUNS
BANK a shelf …1577 obs. rare
BINK a shelf; a frame of wooden shelves for holding earthenware in a kitchen; a plate-rack …1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
OMNIUM a piece of furniture with open shelves for receiving ornamental articles, etc. …19C
SKELF a shelf …1396-7 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
WALL-PLAT a shelf fixed in the wall …1841 Eng. dial.


SHELL – NOUNS
AIKIE GUINEAS the name given by children to small flat shells, bleached by the sea …1825 Sc. obs.
BUCKIE the whirled shell of any mollusc …1596 Sc.
MINISTERS small spiral shells found on the seashore …Bk1903 Sc.  
OSTRATION the state of abounding with shells …Bk1795
SKELL a shell …c1330 N. Eng. dial. obs.


SHELLFISH – NOUNS
– edible shellfish EBB-FISH 1929 Sc.
– edible shellfish EBB-MEAT c1893 Sc.
– edible shellfish; food covered with a shell, as eggs, nuts, etc. SHELLMEAT 1642 obs.


SHELTER, SHELTERED – ADJECTIVES
– BIELD sheltered …1801 Sc.
– BEELDY;  BIELDY furnishing shelter; snug; affording shelter or warmth …1789 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIELY furnishing shelter; snug …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BOXED sheltered, walled in …Bk1911 Sc.
– HARBOROUS affording harbour or shelter; given to hospitality …1526 obs.
– LEE sheltered from the wind …c1400 obs.
– LEW sheltered from the wind …1674 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 LOWN of a place: sheltered; cosy, snug …a1522 chiefly Sc.
– QUIET sheltered from the wind …1596 obs. rare
 
SHELTER etc. – ADVERBS
– ABIEL in shelter …1820 Sc.
 
SHELTER etc. – NOUNS
 ABRI a shelter, a refuge …1761
– BANDICOOT GUNYAH a makeshift shelter …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– BARTH a warm sheltered place or shelter for cattle and sheep …1573 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BASHA;  BASHER a makeshift temporary shelter …1961 UK sl.
– BEEL a shelter …Bk1911 Sc.
– BERGH protection, shelter …c1250 obs.
– BEILD a shelter …Bk1911 Sc.
– BIEL a shelter, refuge; a home, house; anything that shelters or shades …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIELD shelter, refuge; also, a house, any object with shelters …1725 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIELDING shelter, protection …1724 Sc.
– BILBIE shelter, residence …1891 Sc.
– BIVVY;  BIVY a small tent or any temporary shelter for troops …1916 sl.
– BOIST a rough shelter …1939 Amer. dial.
 BURROW shelter …1577 Eng. dial.
– CAVE an underground shelter …1965 Amer. dial.
– COLD HARBOUR a place of shelter from the weather for wayfarers, constructed by the wayside …Bk1901
– DARKING-HOLE a hiding-place; a place of shelter …1859 Eng. dial.
– HALE a place roofed over, but usually open at the sides; a pavilion; a tent; a booth, hut, or other temporary structure for shelter …c1330 obs.
– HARBERY shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HARBERY a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HARBOUR shelter, lodging, entertainment; sojourn, abode …c1150
– HARBOUR a place of shelter or sojourn; lodgings, quarters, resting-place; a place of entertainment, an inn; a place of refuge, asylum …c1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HARBOURAGE shelter, lodging …1570
– HARBOURAGE a place of shelter; a lodging …1651
– HARBOURY shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HARBOURY a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HARBRY shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HARBRY a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
– HEAL a hidden spot; an unseen place; shelter …1691 Eng. dial.
– HELING a hiding-place, cover, a sheltered spot …1894 Eng. dial.
– KIPSIE;  KIPSY a lean-to, a shelter; a dugout …1919 Aust.
– LANKIBER a sheltered residence …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LEE a sheltered position or condition; hence, calmness, peace, tranquillity …a1300 obs.
– LEW shelter …1825 Eng. dial.
 LOWN shelter; a peaceful or sheltered place …1603 chiefly Sc.
– NEST a lodging, shelter, home, bed, etc., esp. of a secluded or comfortable nature; a snug retreat …a1000
– OMBRIFUGE a refuge or shelter against rain …1868 rare
– ROUGH-SLANT a rough or makeshift shelter; a lean-to …1873 US obs.
– SCALAN a rude hut or shelter …1770 Sc.
– SCALE a temporary hut or shelter; a wooden shed …1787 Eng. dial.
– SCOG shelter; a sheltered place …1823 Sc.
– SCONCE protection, shelter …1871 Sc. obs.
– SCOUK shade, shadow; shelter, protection, surveillance …1866 Sc.
– SHAKE AND BAKE a portable fire shelter used by workers fighting forest fires …1991 US sl.
– SHEBANG a hut, a shanty, a rude shelter; a disreputable tavern or other place of resort; broadly, any building or establishment …1862 Amer. dial.
– SIWASH CAMP an improvised overnight shelter …1924 Amer. dial.
– SKOOK shade, shadow; shelter, protection, surveillance …1866 Sc.
– STRAWYARD a shelter, asylum or refuge for the destitute …1851-61 tramps’ sl.
– SUCCOUR shelter, protection; a place of shelter; a sheltered place; a refuge …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– THACK-AND-RAPE cover, shelter; good order; control …1786 Sc.
– TO-FALL a shelter …1871 Sc.
– TO-FLIGHT a shelter, a refuge …a1300 obs. rare
– UMBRAGE shelter, protection, screen …1607 obs.
– WARD defense, protection, shelter …1582 obs.
– WAREHOUSE a large and impersonal institution offering shelter to the mentally ill, the old, or the poor …1960s sl.
– WICKEYUP;  WICKIE-UP;  WICKIUP;  WICKY-UP any meagre shelter or dwelling …1876 Amer. dial.

SHELTER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– HARBOURER one who shelters or entertains; an entertainer, a host …1548
 
SHELTER etc. – VERBS
– BEELD to shelter …Bk1911 Sc.
– BERGH to give shelter; to protect, to preserve; to deliver, to save …a1000 obs.
– BIEL to shelter, to protect; to take shelter …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIELD to shelter, to protect; also, to take shelter …1865 Eng. dial.
 BURROW to protect, to shelter …1657 obs. rare
– DARK to hide, to take shelter …1897 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HAP to shelter, to shield, to protect …1773 Sc.
– HARBOUR to provide a lodging or lodging-place for; to shelter from the weather or the night; to lodge, entertain …c1150 obs.
– HARBRY to shelter, to lodge …1375 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAVEN to put into or shelter in a haven or port …c1375 obs.
– HERBERY to shelter, to lodge …1375 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– LEW to shelter …1664 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 LOWN to be sheltered …1487 obs., chiefly Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PALLIATE to cover with or as with a cloak; to cloak, to clothe, to shelter …a1548 obs.
– SANCTUARY to place in safety as in a sanctuary; of place: to afford protection or shelter from …1615 obs. rare
– SCOG to shelter; to take shelter; to secrete, to hide …1822 Sc.
– SCOG THE BLAST to shelter from the wind …1813 Sc.
– SCONCE to shelter, to protect, to screen …1724 Sc. obs.
– SCOOSH to rush for shelter; to plunge …1890 Sc.
– SCOUK to skulk, to move in a stealthy, secretive way; to dodge or sneak about, to lurk; to conceal oneself, to hide; to seek shelter in hiding …1782 Sc.
– SKONCE to shelter, to protect, to screen …1724 Sc. obs.
– SUBUMBER to shelter …c1470 obs. rare
– SUCCOUR to shelter, to protect …1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNHIVE to deprive of shelter …1832 Sc.


SHEPHERD – NOUNS
KEBBIE a hook-ended walking-stick; a shepherd’s crook …1816 Sc.
KEBBY-STICK a hook-ended walking-stick; a shepherd’s crook …1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.

SHEPHERD – INTERJECTIONS
YAUD a call made by a shepherd to his dog when he is to drive away sheep at a distance …1808 Sc.

SHEPHERD – NOUNS, PERSON
BASENGRO a shepherd …1923 UK tramps’ sl.
MOTHERER a person employed to mother lambs; a shepherd …1890 Aust.
PAGE a boy who helps the shepherd with the sheep; a shepherd’s assistant …1590 Eng. dial. rare
PASTOR a sheep-herder …Bk1647
TAR-BOX a shepherd: in contempt …Bk1903 sl.
TEG-MAN a shepherd …1892 Eng. dial. 


SHERIFF – NOUNS (also see POLICE)
– COOKIE-CUTTER a sheriff’s star-shaped badge …1926 Amer. carnival usage
 
SHERIFF – NOUNS, PERSON
– BADGE-TOTER a sheriff …1966 Amer. dial.
– BAILIE in England, formerly applied to the king’s officers generally, including sheriffs, mayors, etc. nominated by him, but especially to the chief officer of a hundred; a bailiff …1297 obs.
– BEAGLE one who makes it his business to scent out or hunt down; a spy, an informer; a constable, a sheriff’s officer, a bailiff, a beadle …1559
– BEAK a sheriff’s officer; a policeman …1799 UK sl.
– BEAKY a sheriff’s officer; a policeman …1982 US sl.
– BEEGLE a beagle; a sheriff’s officer …Bk1818 Sc.
– BIG HAT a law enforcement officer; a policeman; a sheriff …1967 Amer. dial.
– BIG STAR a law enforcement officer, a sheriff …1967 Amer. dial.
– BUCKEYE a sheriff …1889 Amer. dial.
– CATCHPOLE;  CATCHPOLL a petty officer of justice; a sheriff’s officer or sergeant; esp. a warrant officer who arrests for debt, a bum-bailiff …1377
– FEE GRABBER a policeman; a deputy sheriff; a constable …1967 Amer. dial.
– HAWK a sheriff …1968 Amer. dial.
– JOHNNY TINPLATE a rural sheriff …1910s US sl.
– MESSENGER in law: a sheriff’s officer …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MESSENGER-AT-ARMS in law: a sheriff’s officer …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MESSENGER-OF-ARMS in law: a sheriff’s officer …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MITNEY a sheriff or policeman …1910 Brit. criminals’ sl. 
– SCAB a constable or sheriff’s officer …1591 sl.
– SCABINUS a sheriff, an alderman, the clerk of a market, a warden …Bk1775
– SHURF a sheriff …1899 Amer. dial.


SHERRY – NOUNS
– sherry BRISTOL-MILK 17C jocular usage
– sherry O.B.’S;  OBIES 1970s S. Afr. students’ sl.
– sherry WOOLWICH FERRY Brit. rhyming sl.


SHIELD – NOUNS
– a shield, or defensive armour AEGIS 1704

SHIELD – VERBS
– to shield, to protect SHUN 1936 Amer. dial.
– to shield; to protect or preserve from harm HAIN 1798 Sc.
– to shield, to protect; to shelter HAP 1773 Sc.


SHIFT – VERBS
– to shift, change, or move something SKIFT a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to shift something, to alter its position VIDGE 1929 Sc.


SHIFTILY, SHIFTINESS, SHIFTY – ADJECTIVES
BACKING AND FILLING irresolute; dilatory; hesitant; shifty …c1840 Eng. colloq.
GLIBBERY shifty, untrustworthy …1602 obs.
LUBRIC slippery, shifty, deceitful; wavering, unsteady, uncertain; prone to danger or error …1631 obs.
LUBRICOUS shifty; unstable; elusive …1646
MAKESHIFT of persons: shifty, roguish …1592 obs.
MAKE-SHIFTY shifty, roguish …1858
SLIDDERY sly, deceitful, shifty, evasive; not trustworthy …a1225 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
TERGIVERSANT tergiversating, shuffling, evasive, shifty …1710
VAFROUS sly, cunning, crafty, shifty …a1548 obs.

SHIFTILY etc. – ADVERBS
PALTERLY shiftily, trickily …1598 obs. rare

SHIFTILY etc. – NOUNS
BACKING AND FILLING shiftiness; irresolution …E18 colloq.
LUBRICITY shiftiness; unsteadiness, instability; elusiveness …1613

SHIFTILY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
DODGER a shifty, dishonest person
JIGGER a shifty fellow; a trickster …1675 sl.
MAKESHIFT one who is given to making shifts; a shifty person, a rogue …1565 obs.
WHIFFMAGIG a shifty or evasive person; a base person …1871

SHIFTILY etc. – VERBS
HAFT to use subtlety or deceit; to use shifts or dodges; to haggle, to cavil; to avoid coming to the point, to hold off, to hang back, to hesitate …1519 obs.
WRIGGLE LIKE A CUT SNAKE to be evasive or shifty; to toady …1940s Aust. sl


SHIFTLESS – ADJECTIVES
AVENLESS awkward; shiftless, without any faculty for contriving …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
DO-LESS lacking energy, inactive, lethargic; lazy, shiftless…1859 Amer. dial.
HAIVELESS shiftless, incapable, careless, extravagant, slovenly in habit, ill-mannered; unrefined …1866 Sc.
HAVELESS without resources, shiftless, helpless; careless, slovenly …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
IDLESOME lazy, shiftless …1953 Amer. dial.
MATTERLESS incapable; incompetent; helpless; shiftless …1794 Eng. dial.
MESS-AHEAD shiftless …1936 Amer. dial.
NEEDLESS shiftless, helpless; unruly, heedless …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
NO-COUNT worthless, lazy, shiftless; useless, good-for-nothing; insignificant, trivial …1853 Amer. dial.
SHACKLING shiftless, lazy; going from one job to another …1894 Amer. dial.
SLACK-TWISTED of a loose, unsatisfactory character; lazy, inactive; lethargic, wanting in energy; mentally weak, shiftless …1802
TRIFLING lazy, shiftless, inefficient, worthless, good-for-nothing …1832 Amer. dial.

SHIFTLESS – NOUNS, PERSON
BEAT an idle, worthless, or shiftless fellow; a loafer; a layabout; a sponger; a shirker or malingerer …1865 US
BUM a lazy shiftless person; a habitual loafer …1864 sl.
DO-LESS a lazy or shiftless person; a good-for-nothing; a very silly or light-headed person…1965 Amer. dial.
MOOCH a beggar or shiftless character; hence, a term of disparagement …1914 Amer. sl.
OLD TOOT a shiftless, lazy person …1888 Amer. dial.
POOR DO a shiftless, trifling person; a ne’er-do-well …1994 Amer. dial. 
POOR SHOTE a shiftless or worthless person …1899 Amer. dial.
SHACK a tramp; a bum; a vagabond; a good-for-nothing; a shiftless fellow …1828 Amer. dial.
SLURRUP a shiftless, untidy woman; a slattern …1916 Amer. dial.
TICK a many too lazy to work, and too shiftless to move …1958 Amer. sl.
TOOL an unskilful workman; a shiftless person …a1700 Eng. dial. & sl.
TOOT an idle or worthless person; a shiftless, lazy person; a simpleton, a fool; an oaf …1888 Eng. & Amer. dial.
TRUNDLE-BED TRASH a low-class, shiftless person or group; very young, worthless people just married …1850 Amer. dial. 


SHIFTY – see SHIFTILY


SHILLING – ADJECTIVES
– HALF-A-QUID worth 10 shillings or 50p …E19 sl.
 
SHILLING – NOUNS
– ABRAHAM’S WILLING 1 shilling and 1 1/2 pence … M19 rhyming sl.
 BAD SHILLING one’s last shilling …L19 sl.
– BARNEY DILLON a shilling …1930s Irish & Sc. rhyming sl.
– BENDER a shilling …M19 sl.
– BLOW 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– BOB a shilling; latterly used in non-specific references to amounts of money …1789 Brit. sl.
– BOBSTICK 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– BORDE 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– BREAKY LEG a shilling …1839 sl.
– BULL a five shilling piece …Bk1891 sl.
– BULL’S-EYE a five shilling piece …Bk1891 sl.
– BUTTON a counterfeit shilling …1785 criminals’ sl.
– BUTTON 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– CAROON 5 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– CART-WHEEL 5 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– CASE a five shilling piece …Bk1891 sl.
– CASER a five shilling piece …Bk1891 sl.
– CHARRSHOM a crown, a 5-shilling coin …18C tinkers’ usage
– CHERSHOM a crown, a 5-shilling coin …18C tinkers’ usage
– COACH-WHEEL 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– COACH-WHEEL a crown piece; a five shilling piece .,..c1855 sl.
– DEANER a shilling …1839 chiefly Aust. & NZ usage
– DECUS a crown-piece, five shillings …1688 sl.
– DEENER a shilling …1839 chiefly Aust. & NZ usage
– DENA a shilling (5p) …M19 sl.
– DENAR a shilling (5p) …M19 sl.
– DEUCE 2 shillings …1940s Aust. sl.
– DENER a shilling …1839 chiefly Aust. & NZ usage
– DIENER a shilling …1839 chiefly Aust. & NZ usage
– DOLLAR orig. Brit., applied to five shillings, mainly in the phrase, ‘half a dollar’ – two shillings and sixpence …1848 Brit. sl.
– DOORKNOB a shilling (5p) …L19 rhyming slang for ‘bob’
– DUCE HOG 2 shillings …L17 sl.
– EARTH GENS 3 shillings …M19 back-slang
– ERTH GENS 3 shillings …M19 back-slang
– EVLENET GENS 12 shillings …M19 back-slang
– EWIF GENS 5 shillings, a crown …M19 sl.
– FIVE-POT PIECE 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– FLATCH 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– FORE-COACH-WHEEL 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– GEN 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– GENERALISE 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– GEORGE 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– GEORGE 6 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– GOBLIN a sovereign, twenty shillings …L19 sl. obs. exc. hist.
– GRUNTER a shilling (5p) …L18 sl.
– HALF the sum of ten shillings (50p) …1931 Brit. sl.
– HALF A BAR ten shillings; later fifty pence …1911 UK sl.
– HALF-A-BULL half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …L18 sl.
– HALF-A-CASE a counterfeit half-crown …M19 sl.
– HALF-A-CASER half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …L19 Aust. sl.
– HALF A CRACK a half-crown coin; two shillings and sixpence …1933 UK sl.
– HALF A DOLLAR a half-crown coin; two shillings and sixpence …1916 UK sl.
– HALF A NICKER ten shillings; later fifty pence …1895 UK sl.
– HALF-A-NOTE a 10-shilling note, 10 shillings …L19 Aust. & Irish sl.
– HALF-AN-OUNCE half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …E18 sl.
– HALF-A-QUID 10 shillings; later, 50p …E19 sl.
– HALF-A-TOSHEROON half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …M19 sl.
– HALF-A-TUSHEROON half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …M19 sl.
– HALF-BAR a half-sovereign (10 shillings) …20C sl.
– HALF-BEAN a half-sovereign …L18 sl.
– HALF-BULL half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …L18 sl.
– HALF-BULL WHITE half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …L18 sl.
– HALF-CASE 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-CASER half-a-crown, two shillings and sixpence …L19 Aust. sl.
– HALF-COUTER 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-DOLLAR 2 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-DOLLAR 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-HOG sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-JACK 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-JAMES 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-JANE 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-NED 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-NEDDY 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-NOTE a 10-shilling note, 10 shillings …L19 Aust. & Irish sl.
– HALF-OXFORD 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HALF-QUID 10 shillings; later, 50p …E19 sl.
– HALF-YENORK 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HANGMAN’S WAGES 1 shilling and 1 1/2 penny … Bk1903 sl.
– HEARTS-EASE a twenty-shilling piece …a1700 sl.
– HIND CART WHEEL 5 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HIND COACH WHEEL 5 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– HOG 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– HOG AND A KYE 1 shilling and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– HOLE a shilling …1935 Brit. sl.
– JAMES a sovereign or 20 shillings …1858 thieves’ sl.
– JOGUE 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– KIBOSH one shilling and sixpence …1845 UK sl.
– KYBOSH a shilling and 6 pence …M19 sl.
– KYE a shilling and 6 pence …M19 sl.
– LEVY 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– LILYWHITE-GROAT 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– LOONSLATE 1 shilling and 1 1/2 penny … Bk1903 sl.
– LOONSLATT 1 shilling and 1 1/2 penny … Bk1903 sl.
– MAC a shilling …L19 W. Indies sl.
– MAC-AND-FLIP 1 shilling and 3 pence …1940s W. Indies sl.
– MACARONI a shilling …E19 W. Indies sl.
– MACCARONY a shilling …E19 W. Indies sl.
– MADZA CAROON half a crown, 2s 6d …M19 sl.
– MANCHESTER SOVEREIGN 1 shilling … M19 sl.
– MEJOGE 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– MINT HOG an Irish shilling …E19 sl.
– NET-GEN 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– NEVELE GEN eleven shillings …Bk1902 back-slang
– NEVIS-GEN seven shillings …Bk1902 back-slang
– NORTH-EASTER 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– OG(G) a shilling …1937 Aust. & NZ sl.
– O’GOBLIN a sovereign, twenty shillings …L19 sl. obs. exc. hist.
– ONE OF THEM a shilling …L19 sl.
– ONER 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– OXFORD five shillings …1870s UK rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’ (five shillings) (Oxford Scholar)
– OXFORD SCHOLAR five shillings …1870s UK rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’ (five shillings)
– PEG a shilling …1839 sl., orig. Sc.
– PODDY CALF half-a-crown, 2s 6d …20C Aust. sl.
– QUARTER five shillings, five dollars …M18 sl.
– QUEEN’S GOLD MEDAL a shilling (5p) …L19 sl.
– RAT-AND-FOWL an Australian shilling …1910s Aust. sl.
– RIVERINA a shilling; hence 5p …1943 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘deaner’
– ROAF four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROAF-GEN four shillings …Bk1903 back-slang
– ROFE four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROGUE AND VILLAIN a shilling …1859 Brit. rhyming sl.
– ROOF;  ROUF four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROUF GENS 4 shillings …M19 back-slang
– SAME O.B. a shilling (5p), esp. in the context of the charge for most contemporary places of entertainment  (Same Old Bob) …L19 sl.
– SANE a 10-shilling note …1930s Aust. sl.
– SAXON SHILLING a shilling of English money …1814 Sc.
– SCHOLAR five shillings …1870s UK rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’ (five shillings) (Oxford Scholar)
– SEIN a 10-shilling note …1930s Aust. sl.
– SHIRT AND COLLAR 5 shillings (25p) …1930s rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’
– SHIRT COLLAR 5 shillings (25p) …1930s rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’
– SHOWER BATH ten shillings …1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘half a pound’
– SHOWERS ten shillings …1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘half a pound’ (Shower Bath)
– SINKER a shilling …1900 sl. rare
– SLAT 2 shillings and sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
– SMELT 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– SPANGLE 7 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– SPLIT a 10-shilling note …1920s sl.
– SWEY a two-shilling piece …1941 Aust. sl.
– SWI a two-shilling piece …1941 Aust. sl.
– SWY a two-shilling piece …1941 Aust. sl.
– TATER-PILLIN’ a shilling …20C rhyming sl.
– TEVISS 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– THICK ONE a gold sovereign; also, a crown or five-shilling piece …1848 Brit. sl.
– THICK ‘UN a gold sovereign, a pound; also, a crown or five-shilling piece …1848 Brit. sl.
– THIRTEENER 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– TOSH a half-crown or florin …1912 Brit. sl.
– TOSHEROON n. a half-crown …1859 Brit. sl.
– TOUCH-ME 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– TUSH a half-crown or florin …1912 Brit. sl.
– TUSHEROON a half-crown …1859 Brit. sl.
– TWELVER 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.
– WHEEL a five shilling piece …Bk1891 sl.
– WHORE’S CURSE 5 shillings and threepence … Bk1903 sl.
– YOUNG ILLEGITIMATE 10 shillings … Bk1903 sl.
– ZWEI a two-shilling piece …1941 Aust. sl.