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  • Shive — Shive, n. [See {Sheave}, n.] 1. A slice; as, a shive of bread. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shive — I. ˈshīv noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English sheve, shive sheave, slice more at sheave 1. archaic : slice 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • shive — shive1 /shuyv/, n. 1. a sliver or fragment; splinter. 2. a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle. [1175 1225; ME; c. G Scheibe, ON skifa; akin to SHEAVE2] shive2 /shiv, shuyv/, n. 1. a… …   Universalium

  • shive — I. /ʃaɪv/ (say shuyv) noun 1. a thin wooden, cork or plastic bung for casks. 2. a thin flat cork for stopping a wide mouthed bottle. 3. Obsolete a slice. {Middle English: slice, probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schīve} II. /ʃaɪv/… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • boon — boon1 boonless, adj. /boohn/, n. 1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit. 2. something that is asked; a favor sought. [1125 75; ME bone < ON bon prayer; c. OE ben] boon2 /boohn/ …   Universalium

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