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


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  • My climbing experience gained during my expeditions with Wakometkla, now stood me in good stead, and I "shinned" up the tree with the agility of

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  • Up the track, sweeping in a great circle as it swung the curve, a headlight's glare cut through the night -- and Toddles "shinned" the foot.

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  • I "shinned," and reached the ledge with a good deal of skin peeled from various parts of my person.

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  • His admonition would dissolve in an unrestrained roar of laughter as she wickedly "shinned" up the porch post to a coign of vantage on the vine-covered roof.

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  • At first, in spite of his sex, it was hard not to believe that his nest was in the tree; and to satisfy himself, my companion "shinned" it, schoolboy fashion, -- a frightful piece of work, which put me out of breath even to look at it, -- while I surveyed the branches from all sides through an opera-glass.

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  • He "shinned" down the tree in a manner not unlike the grizzly, and approached the spot where the huge foe was lying, the life-blood flowing from his throat.

    The Young Miner or Tom Nelson in California

  • Muscovite's career for a time was a very unfortunate one, for when in Dockeray's stable he was so "shinned" that his chance for the Goodwood Stakes was completely out, and his trainer, who could not discover the offender, and who was terribly annoyed at the circumstance, begged he might be transferred to William

    The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • With the score delicately tied at 1-1 deep into extra-time, Crystal Palace failed to deal with a Garry Parker free-kick and as the ball was nodded into the penalty area, Steve Claridge "shinned a volley into the top corner".

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  • It is very revealing that modern medicine with so many new diseasesAIDS, SARS, Lymehas not to my knowledge in the last fifty years come up with a metaphor as colorful as the mulberry molar or the cracked-pot skull or the saber-shinned tibia.

    Abraham Verghese - An interview with author

  • Sharp-shinned and cooper's hawks, as well as merlins, are rare, but not unheard of, and this time of year, the south-bound migration brings red-shouldered, broad-winged, and rough-legged hawks passing overhead.

    Knowing a hawk from a handsaw, pt 1


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