Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stable; a cowhouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stable; a cowhouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stable; a cow-house. Also shippon, shipen.

Etymologies

Anglo-Saxon scypen. Compare shop, shepen. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An 'I watched' im come along making for that outside cart-shed -- that 'un that's back to back wi' the shippen, where they foun 'Watson lyin'.

    Harvest

  • How still the farm was, except for the movements of the cows inside the shippen at his back, or of the horses in the stable!

    Harvest

  • Meanwhile, Hastings had come hurriedly into the shippen, where Janet and the two girls were milking.

    Harvest

  • But as soon as Janet was safely off the premises, she hurried across to the shippen, where Betty and Jenny were milking.

    Harvest

  • Druids 'stones, Mysie went into the shippen, and did her milking to some very sad thoughts.

    Scottish sketches

  • The distant howl of a dog which the moon would not let sleep, the muffled low of a cow from a shippen, and a certain strange sound, coming again and again, which she could not account for, all turned to things unnatural, therefore frightful.

    Mary Marston

  • It was a lovely spring night, just after the sun was down, and I wanted a drop of milk fresh from the cow for something that I was making for dinner the next day; so I went through the kitchen-garden and through the belt of young larches to go to the shippen.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • The house door was fastened; but the shippen door a little on in the same long low block of building stood open, and a dim light made an oblong upon the snowy ground outside.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2

  • Daniel had already broken the fastening of that which opened into a damp, mouldy-smelling shippen, in one corner of which

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2

  • His aunt caught him a little aside while Sylvia was in the dairy, and her husband talking in the shippen with Kester.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

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