- Anglo-Saxon scypen. Compare shop, shepen. (Wiktionary)
“An 'I watched' im come along making for that outside cart-shed -- that 'un that's back to back wi' the shippen, where they foun 'Watson lyin'.”
“How still the farm was, except for the movements of the cows inside the shippen at his back, or of the horses in the stable!”
“Meanwhile, Hastings had come hurriedly into the shippen, where Janet and the two girls were milking.”
“But as soon as Janet was safely off the premises, she hurried across to the shippen, where Betty and Jenny were milking.”
“Druids 'stones, Mysie went into the shippen, and did her milking to some very sad thoughts.”
“The distant howl of a dog which the moon would not let sleep, the muffled low of a cow from a shippen, and a certain strange sound, coming again and again, which she could not account for, all turned to things unnatural, therefore frightful.”
“It was a lovely spring night, just after the sun was down, and I wanted a drop of milk fresh from the cow for something that I was making for dinner the next day; so I went through the kitchen-garden and through the belt of young larches to go to the shippen.”
“The house door was fastened; but the shippen door a little on in the same long low block of building stood open, and a dim light made an oblong upon the snowy ground outside.”
“Daniel had already broken the fastening of that which opened into a damp, mouldy-smelling shippen, in one corner of which”
“His aunt caught him a little aside while Sylvia was in the dairy, and her husband talking in the shippen with Kester.”
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