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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sheer.


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  • Cox said the SUV "sheered" the gas line, which caused the fire that burned the car and spread to the home.

    Woman charged after SUV hits home

  • As we drew closer in and "sheered" the Chameleon, so as to bring the light abeam, I directed our signal officer to make the regular signal.

    The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner

  • In a small section of Central Park across the street from Waldorf Astoria Hotel, every tree was sheered clean of its branches and leaves.

    Trees Tumble in Storm

  • After each repulse, when the old wolf sheered abruptly away from the sharp-toothed object of his desire, he shouldered against a young three-year-old that ran on his blind right side.

    The Battle of the Fangs

  • The Francis Spaight sheered as her stern lifted on the sea, receiving the full fling of the cap on her quarter.


  • He sheered at the moment my hands should have landed on his nose, but his sandpaper hide (I had on a sleeveless undershirt) scraped the skin off one arm from elbow to shoulder.


  • The boat then sheered off into safety and lay to its oars, a young midshipman, sitting in the stern and holding the yoke-lines, in charge.

    The Lost Poacher

  • In the swiftest current, near the end of another failure, a freak of the current sheered the canoe out of


  • But she righted quickly, and with the sailing-master at the wheel, sheered her bow into within five points of the wind.

    Chris Farrington, Able Seaman

  • Next, he sheered to the left, to escape the foot of the bed; but this sheer, if too generous, brought him against the corner of the table.

    Chapter 23


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