American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A shepherd's hut.
- n. Chiefly British A mountain pasture used in the summer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sheal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See sheeling.
- From shiel, from Old Norse skjól ("shelter, cover"). Akin to Danish skjul ("cover"). (Wiktionary)
- From Scots shiel, hut, from Middle English schele, possibly from Old English *scēla, probably of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Our shieling was a good mile lower down the stream than the artist's summer hut.”
“This is a secluded vale, called Killean, which, besides its natural attractions -- and these are many -- is distinguished as one of the few places where the old practice of resorting to the 'shieling' for summer grazing of cattle is still observed.”
“gledes of light," and with "shieling" for a pastoral summer station in the hills.”
“Had she but read Euphues, and forgotten that accursed mill and shieling-hill, it is my thought that her converse would be broidered with as many and as choice pearls of compliment, as that of the most rhetorical lady in the court of Feliciana.”
“It was a moonlight night, and Montrose, worn out by the fatigues of the day, was laid down to sleep in a miserable shieling.”
“The form of the retiring chief crossed it for an instant, the hurdle was then closed, and the shieling left in darkness.”
“A shieling in cop-pingers and porrish soup all days.”
“Expect to learn about the workings of a Highland shieling summer grazing in the high mountains, the method for waterproofing boots when going duck shooting in a marsh, castle architecture, battle tactics and strategy.”
“Switzer pine amid the luxuriant scenes of tropical life, when their thoughts revert to the smoky shieling or to the rock-encompassed”
“The shieling, as Donald called it, was about a hundred yards past the highest point of the road, where a picket was on the watch.”
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