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  • n. Alternative spelling of shieling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hut or small cottage in an exposed or a retired place (as on a mountain or at the seaside) such as is used by shepherds, fishermen, sportsmen, etc.; a summer cottage; also, a shed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sheal.

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Examples

  • Boys following us keep offering to carry our packs for 'wan sheeling.'

    Peeg and Brie (opening of a teen novel)

  • The first sheeling took place before Noon, in all there were 14 artillery attacks up to the point it was detsroyed at 7pm by a precision misile.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • She then moved up the brook until she came to the ruined hamlet, where, pausing with a look of peculiar and softened interest before one of the gables which was still standing, she said, in a tone less abrupt, though as solemn as before, ‘Do you see that blackit and broken end of a sheeling?

    Chapter LIII

  • Then, as before in O'Regan's sheeling, all the fury of the savage came upon him; his eyes blazed fearfully -- the white froth of passion, or rather of madness, appeared upon his lips, and his bowlings resembled the roaring of some beast of prey, while tearing up its quivering victim in the furious agonies of protracted hunger.

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • She then moved up the brook until she came to the ruined hamlet, where, pausing with a look of peculiar and softened interest before one of the gables which was still standing, she said in a tone less abrupt, though as solemn as before, 'Do you see that blackit and broken end of a sheeling?

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • Your leddyship and the steward hae been pleased to propose that my son Cuddie suld work in the barn wi’ a new-fangled machine 9 for dighting the corn frae the chaff, thus impiously thwarting the will of Divine Providence, by raising wind for your leddyship’s ain particular use by human art, instead of soliciting it by prayer, or waiting patiently for whatever dispensation of wind Providence was pleased to send upon the sheeling-hill.

    Old Mortality

  • “Each one give me a sheeling, and a little bit more for luck?

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • She then moved up the brook until she came to the ruined hamlet, where, pausing with a look of peculiar and softened interest before one of the gables which was still standing, she said in a tone less abrupt, though as solemn as before, ‘Do you see that blackit and broken end of a sheeling?

    Guy Mannering

  • They were objected to by the more rigid sectaries on their first introduction, upon such reasoning as that of honest Mause in the text.] for dighting the corn frae the chaff, thus impiously thwarting the will of Divine Providence, by raising wind for your leddyship's ain particular use by human art, instead of soliciting it by prayer, or waiting patiently for whatever dispensation of wind Providence was pleased to send upon the sheeling-hill.

    Old Mortality, Complete

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  • Something shiny, silvery, sparkly and scythe-like when traveling at high speeds

    (either the viewer or the thing itself). via Capra J'neva

    December 29, 2014