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- n. Plural form of shippon.
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Such buildings as they passed were very different from the stone - built structures he knew; here little stone was used, but the huts and shippons of the peasants showed great skill in the working of wood.
Despite the midnight hour everyone found subject for fun in the French barns and shippons which were to be our temporary homes.
Here cattle-byres and shippons ranged snugly on three sides of an open space, their venerable slates yellow with lichens, their thatches green with moss.
Eighty cows are kept in the shippons, ranged in rows, facing the paths by which they are all fed at the head.
The ventilation and the drainage has been better managed than in most houses, so that the shippons have always a sweet atmosphere and even temperature.
There were shippons for 42 milkers at Gibstick Hall Farm, but those tyings quickly became home to some of the early purchases of well-bred pedigree cows whose successful families still thrive here today.