Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shackle; the shackle that runs on the stake to which a cow is bound in a cow-house.
  • n. A ring of straw or hemp put round a jumper by miners to prevent the water in the bore-hole from squirting up.
  • n. A stick cleft at one end, in which the tail of a dog is put by way of mischief.

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Examples

  • _Collie-shangie_, a quarrel among dogs, an Irish row.

    The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham

  • ‘But mark ye me, friend, that we may have nae colly-shangie afterhend, these are the fees that I always charge a swell that must have his lib-ken to himsell—Thirty shillings a week for lodgings, and a guinea for garnish; half a guinea a week for a single bed, and I dinna get the whole of it, for I must gie half a crown out of it to Donald Laider that ’s in for sheep-stealing, that should sleep with you by rule, and he’ll expect clean strae, and maybe some whisky beside.

    Chapter XLIV

  • 'But mark ye me, friend, that we may have nae colly-shangie afterhend, these are the fees that I always charge a swell that must have his lib-ken to himsell: -- Thirty shillings a week for lodgings, and a guinea for garnish; half a guinea a week for a single bed; and I dinna get the whole of it, for I must gie half a crown out of it to Donald Laider that's in for sheep-stealing, that should sleep with you by rule, and he'll expect clean strae, and maybe some whisky beside.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • 'But mark ye me, friend, that we may have nae colly - shangie afterhend, these are the fees that I always charge a swell that must have his lib-ken to himsell: -- Thirty shillings a week for lodgings, and a guinea for garnish; half a guinea a week for a single bed; and I dinna get the whole of it, for I must gie half a crown out of it to Donald Laider that's in for sheep-stealing, that should sleep with you by rule, and he'll expect clean strae, and maybe some whisky beside.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • ‘But mark ye me, friend, that we may have nae colly-shangie afterhend, these are the fees that I always charge a swell that must have his lib-ken to himsell: — Thirty shillings a week for lodgings, and a guinea for garnish; half a guinea a week for a single bed; and I dinna get the whole of it, for I must gie half a crown out of it to

    Guy Mannering

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