from The Century Dictionary.

  • See shy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb See shy, to throw.


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  • At the beginning of this thing she tried to say that her husband was the first black president, now shie is poor and if she has to campaign in China Town she will be Chinese ...

    In crucial state, Clinton pushes Midwestern values

  • Write to Shie-Lynn Lim at shie-lynn.

    Backers Don't Buy 'Friendly' Palm Oil

  • Another wilder legend supposes that he was snatched from death by the daione shie, or fairy folk, and that he continues to wander through wood and wild, armed like an ancient Highlander, but carrying his sword in his left hand.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The greater number of them being already past over, there was one shie and skittish Mule (belike subject to fearefull starting, as oftentimes we see horses have the like ill quality) that would not passe over the Bridge by any meanes, wherefore one of the Muletters tooke a good Cudgell, and smote her at the first gently, as hoping so to procure her passage.

    The Decameron

  • A _Stalking-Horse_ for shelter, to avoid being seen by the shie Fowle, is an old Jade trained on purpose; but this being rare and troublesome, have recourse to Art, to take Canvas, stuft and painted in the shape of

    The School of Recreation (1684 edition) Or, The Gentlemans Tutor, to those Most Ingenious Exercises of Hunting, Racing, Hawking, Riding, Cock-fighting, Fowling, Fishing

  • Now, these two knights, out on a lark and lookout for adventure, did not hesitate to shie their castors in the ring and cross lances the first opportunity presented.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • "I'll get them out of bed if I have to shie stones at their windows all night."

    The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight

  • Regaling our eyes on the beautiful prospect, and our lungs on the pure atmosphere, we wandered along the beach, ever and anon pausing to admire the strange forms and beautiful colouring of the shells and seaweeds, or to pick up a rare pebble, then shie it away again, little thinking that it might have been a ruby, sapphire, or topaz, worth a king's ransom on the earth.

    A Trip to Venus

  • Duke Karl of Baden, born in 1812, who had not died within a fortnight of his birth, but been spirited away by a lady disguised as the spectral 'White Lady of Baden,' an aristocratic _ban-shie_.

    Historical Mysteries

  • = The ben-shie or banshee was a tutelar spirit, supposed to forebode by midnight howlings the death of a member of a family to which it was attached.

    Lady of the Lake


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