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- n. Alternative spelling of shieling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The outer husk, pod, or shell, as of oats, pease, etc.; sheal; shell.
- n. Same as sheeling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of removing the shell or husk.
- n. The outer shell, pod, or husk of pease, oats, and the like.
- n. Same as sheal.
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One of the men, whom he had sent to reconnoitre, returned in a few minutes, stating, that behind a jutting rock, which he pointed to with his finger, not two hundred yards distant, he had discovered a hut, or what in Ireland is termed a shealing, and that there appeared to be a bridle road from it leading over the mountain.
It would not be readily supposed that a road so hopeless and so difficult could lead to any habitation more important than the summer shealing of a shepherd.
My sister went crazy buying boots, although they did look very nice, and most were only $10 each, They wanted me to buy this three-quarter-length brown shealing coat, but I don't like shealing, and in the end I passed despite their protestations.
On leaving the shealing, Flora at first returned to Milton; but, having fully made up her mind to undertake the enterprise, she set out for
He replied that it was, and he instantly brought her into the shealing.
He walked in the direction of Benbecula, and about midnight entered a shealing, or hut, which belonged to Angus Macdonald, the brother of his future deliverer.
The little sodded shealing where we sought shelter rises now on my sight -- your two dogs (old Hector was one) lie at my feet -- the 'Lay of the Last Minstrel' is in my hand, for the first time, to be twice read over after sermon, as it really was -- poetry, nothing but poetry, is our talk, and we are supremely happy.
Till the dear shealing ring with the light-lilting chorus! '
Mackay was benighted on a deer-stalking expedition, near a wild hut or shealing, at the head of Loch Eriboll.
"Fusht, fusht, fallow," cried ane o 'the churls, "nane o' your bourds wi 'us, or ye may like to be the waur aff; where is the faus loon? we saw him gae doun the loaning afore the shealing, and here he maun needs be. "