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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name of the catfish, Synodontis schal, which inhabits the Nile.

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Examples

  • And we see the shift over to this meaning taking place for a while; check out this sentence from around 1425: “Naturelly no man schal desyre Of his enmye the helthe nor welfare.” enthusiasm – [thanks masseylinguists] a borrowing into English from Greek, it is first attested in 1603 with the meaning “possession by a god, supernatural inspiration”.

    Some words whose meanings have changed without controversy « Motivated Grammar

  • VH Glossary of Legal Terms shall shal v. aux. pt. should ME schal, pl. schullen sceal, inf. sceolan, akin to Ger sollen inf.

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  • Caroline knew well that 'chapeau en satin jaune'; she knew the black hair, and the kindly though rather opinionated and froward-looking face under it; she knew that 'robe de soie noire'; she knew even that 'schal gris de lin'; she knew, in short,

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • And zif it befalle, that ony of the hoost dye, anon thei putten another in his place; so that the nombre schal evere more ben hool.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the Alkaron seythe also of the day of doom, how God schal come to deme alle maner of folk; and the gode he schalle drawen on his syde, and putte hem into blisse; and the wykkede he schal condempne to the peynes of helle.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And righte as it hathe ben to other men before the, right so it schalle ben to othere aftre the: and from hens schal thou bere no thyng; but as thou were born naked, righte so alle naked schalle thi body ben turned in to erthe, that thou were made of.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the lady answerde, sythe that I may not withdrawe zou fro zoure lewed corage, I schal zeve zou with outen wysschinge, and to alle hem that schulle com of you.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Chatay; and how that men don, whan the Emperour schal dye, and how he schal be chosen.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And whan thei chesen another prelate, zif he be a gode man and worthi to be prelate, his lampe schal lighte, with the grace of God, withouten touchinge of ony man.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • This Antecrist schal be norysscht in Bethsayda, and he schal regne in Capharnaum: and therfore seythe Holy Writt:

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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