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  • n. Plural form of shindy.


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  • What shindies you used to have with her, Lady Kicklebury!

    The Wolves and the Lamb

  • "Don't apologize, Sir," answered the General, "don't apologize; for I see that to your youthful habit of going to negro shindies we owe your truthful pictures of negro life."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • He gathered from the papers that writers, painters, musicians, were holding shindies almost every night, at which delightful rebels, too busy to occupy themselves with actual creation, talked charmingly about their plans.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • Wot time shall we 'ave for our feeds and our little porochial shindies!

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • He then goes on to say that he has kicked up "an awful shindy with the Athenaeum Club," about something, just as if he had not been kicking up awful shindies with all sorts of people ever since his schoolboy days at Tours.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • This last affair, however, made me seriously uneasy, because if his exquisite sensibilities were to go the length of involving him in pot-house shindies, he would lose his name of an inoffensive, if aggravating, fool, and acquire that of a common loafer.

    Lord Jim

  • Palm Beach to cut up shindies, or watch others do it.

    The Firing Line

  • _La Capitale_, were assembled in the vast editorial room, writing out their copy, in the midst of a perfect hubbub of continual comings and goings, of regular shindies, of perpetual discussions.

    Messengers of Evil Being a Further Account of the Lures and Devices of Fantômas

  • He also scented some rare shindies in the game Yaspard was playing, and Harry, seeing that the situation was an awkward one, agreed.

    Viking Boys

  • "It's always new-comers as stirs up shindies," growled a miner who, having reached the surface a few minutes earlier, formed one of the expectant group.

    The Copper Princess A Story of Lake Superior Mines


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