from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slice, especially of bread.
- n. A sheave.
- n. A beam or plank of split wood.
- n. A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- n. A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
- n. A particle of impurity in finished paper.
- n. A knife.
- n. Alternative spelling of shiva.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slice.
- n. A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.
- n. A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin piece cut off; a slice: as, a shive of bread.
- n. A splinter: same as shiver, 2.
- n. A cork stopper large in diameter in proportion to its length, as the flat cork of a jar or wide-mouthed bottle.
- n. A small iron wedge for fastening the bolt of a window-shutter.
- n. A fragment of the rind or outer bark of flax, hemp, etc.
There is no reason ” no reason whatsoever ” for Jews to sit "shive" for Israel's soul.
I opened the door of 10-8 with my own little klootch, and inside our malenky quarters all was quiet, the pee and em both being in sleepland, and mum had laid out on the table on malenky bit of supper - a couple of lomticks of tinned sponge - meat with a shive or so of kleb and butter, a glass of the old cold moloko.
Let her go to jail but give her helpful advice, like "Honey, stick with the Aryan Brotherhood, they're the only gang that'll want you." or "Hide your shive in your bra, the Johnny Law will never look there." stuff like that.
This body shive of this board will be to workaharaj said.
"Pray you, sit down with us, Mr Ferris," said she; "we shall not lack a shive for you."
Come now, another shive of mutton? well, then, a piece o 'th' pasty -- do!
I'll say aught you want me, and I don't care what it is -- that the moon's made o 'green cheese, if you will, and I'd a shive last night for supper.
"A shive of beef, Sister?" interpolated Rachel, who had no notion of allowing the theoretical to take precedence of the practical.
Cut and come again, 444. beard of formal, 69. him out in little stars, 107. is the branch, 41. loaf, to steal a shive of a, 104. most unkindest, of all, 113. take the short, 753.
Loaf, half a, is better than no bread, 15. to steal a shive of a cut, 104.