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  • n. A cattle-shed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cowhouse; a shippen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See shippen.


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Old English scypen, from Proto-Germanic *skupinī, from *skup- (whence shop). Cognate with German Schuppen ("shed").


  • The farm-house in which we resided has long since been swept away, with its barns, its piggery, and its shippon.

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

  • First, sir, let me describe to you what a sight I saw before me, when, hearing a great plunging and shouting in the road, I came out from the shippon to see what was the matter.

    Women of the Country

  • The gutter on the shippon splashing its overflow on the flags of the yard, the hens crowding dejectedly within the open door of the henhouse, and the water lying green between the cobble-stones of the path.

    Women of the Country

  • She locked the door on the outside, and hid the big key on the ledge of the manger in the shippon.

    Women of the Country

  • The echo of the ax could be heard from the wood, and the muffled lowing of the kine from the shippon in the yard behind.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • A stone-seated porch, white-washed inside, shaded the entrance; and there was a little barn and a shippon, or cow-house attached.

    Th' Barrel Organ

  • She ran across the little green to the shippon, and mounted the ladder into the dimly-lighted loft.

    The Moorland Cottage

  • She told her that Edward had gone into the hay-loft, above the old, disused shippon.

    The Moorland Cottage

  • Looking at vocalized editions of the Mishna and Talmud, I see that they are pretty much split down the middle: Steinsaltz and Artscroll have shipon (or shippon in the English translation), whereas Kehati and Jastrow have shifon.

    Balashon - Hebrew Language Detective


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  • "I've been seeing Dockwra about his shippon, sir" he said. "It's not in nearly as bad condition as he makes out. A bag of cement and a yard of aggregate should fix it."
    Docken dead - John Trench, 1953

    September 27, 2008