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  • n. Plural form of shieling.

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Examples

  • As the names declare, these two growing and prosperous towns once consisted of a few fishermen's huts, or "shielings"; but that was long ago, when the north shore of the Tyne was owned by the Prior of Tynemouth, and the southern shore by the

    Northumberland Yesterday and To-day

  • We passed many miles this day without seeing a house, but only little summer-huts, called shielings.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Gold for Prince Charlie - lots of description of Highland shielings and how to keep goats

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Their mudcabins and their shielings by the roadside were laid low by the batteringram and the TIMES rubbed its hands and told the whitelivered Saxons there would soon be as few Irish in Ireland as redskins in America.

    Ulysses

  • And so he and Ian-who, it turned out, could also knit and was prostrated by mirth at my lack of knowledge-had taught me the simple basics of knit and purl, explaining, between snorts of derision over my efforts, that in the Highlands all boys were routinely taught to knit, that being a useful occupation well suited to the long idle hours of herding sheep or cattle on the shielings.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Many a brave Highlander would see the lone shielings and the misty mountains of Canada no more.

    "The Red Watch" With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

  • Their mudcabins and their shielings by the roadside were laid low by the batteringram and the _Times_ rubbed its hands and told the whitelivered Saxons there would soon be as few Irish in Ireland as redskins in America.

    Ulysses

  • But she came to the well-builded shielings, {170} and him she found left alone in the shielings with no company, the hero

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • All the rest were faring after the kine through the grassy pastures, but he, left lonely at the shielings, walked up and down, harping sweet and shrill.

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • It is a little difficult to believe that young ladies of Miss Flora's discretion were in the habit of frequenting lonely shielings far from their homes at midnight, at a time when the whole country was infested with soldiers.

    The True Story Book

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