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  • v. Present participle of shawl.

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Examples

  • “Our snow was not only shaken from whitewash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely white-ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like dumb, number thunderstorm of white, torn Christmas cards.”

    Happy Holidays From the Hoary Hacks at Calbuzz

  • "Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like a dumb, numb thunder-storm of white, torn Christmas cards."

    From the archives: A grief ago

  • For as Rebecca was shawling her in an upper apartment, where these two friends had an opportunity for a little of that secret talking and conspiring which form the delight of female life,

    Vanity Fair

  • In the hall and adjacent rooms all manner of cloaking and shawling was going on, and the Barchester folk were getting themselves gone.

    Barchester Towers

  • Finally he assisted in cloaking and shawling the ladies, seeing them to their carriages, and bidding them condescending good nights.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • For as Rebecca was shawling her in an upper apartment, where these two friends had an opportunity for a little of that secret talking and conspiring which forms the delight of female life, Amelia, coming up to Rebecca, and taking her two little hands in hers, said, “Rebecca, I see it all.

    XIV. Miss Crawley at Home

  • The women were shawling, and the men stood attendant with bouquets.

    The Potiphar Papers

  • The next instant he is shawling and cloaking the other ladies, who follow the Plumers; among them Mrs. Dagon, who says, softly,

    Trumps

  • Mr. Simlins watched the shawling and gloving with attention.

    Say and Seal, Volume II

  • Here the scene was the full as amusing as above; the cloaking, shawling, shoeing, &c., of the ladies being certainly as mirth-moving a process as I should wish to see.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Volume 5

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