from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To shoot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of shoot, sheet.


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  • The inventories of household furniture belonging to Reginald de la Pole, after enumerating some bed-hangings of costly stuff, describe: "Item, a pane" (piece of cloth which we now call counterpane) "and head-shete for y'e cradell, of same sute, bothe furred with mynever," -- giving us a comfortable idea of the nursery establishment in the De la Pole family.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • ¶ As he had ben a gost came in a wy {n} dy {n} g shete

    The Assemble of Goddes

  • Fyrst set a chayre by the fyre with a cuysshen, an other vnder his fete/tha {n} sprede a shete ouer the chayre, and se there be redy a kerchefe [Fol. B 5.] and a combe

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Item, four pairs of sheets, and one shete, two tablecloths.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • þ {er} oñ a shete, & so he may bathe hym̅ þer {e} a fytte; 980 vndir his feete also a sponge, ȝiff þ {er} be any to putt; and alwey be sur {e} of þe dur, & se þat he be shutt.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • & to chamb {ur} takith {e} his gate, þañ sprede forth {e} your {e} fote shete/like as y lered yow late; 956 thañ his gowne ye gadir of, or garment of his estate, by his licence/& ley hit vpp in suche place as ye best wate.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Ȝeff your {e} sou {er} ayne will {e} to þe bath {e}, his body to wasch {e} clene, hang shetis round about þe rooff; do thus as y meene; 976 eu {er} y shete full of flowres & herbis soote & grene, and looke ye haue sponges .v. or vj. p {er} oñ to sytte or lene:

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Agayne he riseth vp, make redy your {e} fote shete in þ {i} s man {er} made greithe/& þat ye not forgete 880 furst a chayer {e} a-for {e} þe fyr {e}/or som oþ {er} honest sete

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • & a noþ {ur} for the feete [Fol. 184b.] [Sidenote: and over all spreads the foot-sheet: has a comb and kerchief ready,] aboue þe coschyñ & chayer {e} þe said shete ou {er} sprad

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Set hym̅ oñ his fote shete [248]/made redy as y yow told; 960 his shoñ, sokkis, & hosyñ/to draw of be ye bolde; þe hosyñ oñ your {e} shuldyr cast/oñ vppoñ yo {ur} arme ye hold; [Fol. 185b.] [Sidenote: 7.

    Early English Meals and Manners


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