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  • noun Plural form of shay.


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  • Horsemen were mounting, horsemen were dismounting, one-horse "shays" and two-horse chaises were discharging their burdens, grooms were buckling on their masters 'spurs, and others were pulling off their overalls.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

  • "shays," and go to Ramsgate for three weeks in the dog-days.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 23, 1841

  • Break the power of AFCSME and NEA and such once and for all …. daniel shays Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Boehner and State Fiscal Aid

  • We just pick up teh skwirrl gentlee adn place her on teh swoonin cowch or shays longe or whatever it bii adn tuck her up under a nice blankee for a whyle, adn she bii fine aifinkso.

    u do not ezist in mah wurld - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes” pronounced MOO-shays — men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders.

    A THIRD GENDER IN OAXACA, MEXICO » Sociological Images

  • Here, just look at me and picture me as a white girl in a cut out bikini and some heels laying on a shays lounge.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2008

  • ZIMMERMAN: It is out of character for congressman shays to speak that way.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2006

  • HENRY: Right, and a very heavy charge there from Republican Congressman Chris shays, basically suggesting that, as you know, CNN first reported last week that Michael Brown is still on the federal payroll, even though he resigned, Chris Shays suggesting there that Michael Brown is toeing the line now and shifting the blame to local and state officials because he's still on the federal payroll, a heavy charge there.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2005

  • I spoke with Congressman Chris shays of Connecticut, whose committee held hearings on the matter.

    CNN Transcript Feb 4, 2005

  • According to the testimony of Aunt Ann, noted for precision, to young Jolyon on holiday from Eton, the migration from Bosport was in fact tribal and effected in two post-shays and the Highflyer coach.

    On Forsyte 'Change


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