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  • n. Plural form of shiv.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shiv.

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Examples

  • The removal of the radiator covers and older beds that inmates can sharpen into weapons called "shivs" or "shanks" are among several steps the city's Department of Correction has taken to address the recent uptick in violence.

    City Jails Combat Rise in Inmate Attacks

  • Raymond declined to specify the weapons involved, but so-called shivs or shanks - makeshift knives fashioned from pieces of metal, bedframes and even pencils - are commonly used by inmates for protection.

    WN.com - Articles related to Kapil Dev offers to bring back Indian immigrant's ashes from Australia

  • Raymond declined to specify the weapons involved, but so-called shivs or shanks - makeshift knives fashioned from pieces of metal, bedframes and even pencils

    WN.com - Articles related to Kapil Dev offers to bring back Indian immigrant's ashes from Australia

  • I'd play in center-field of course, where all the, "shivs" or man-made weapons were hidden in the grass, my teammates said.

    Joshua Braff: Prison Grass

  • Here are the convicts plotting their plots, flooding their cells, doing their chin-ups, chiseling away at their shivs and shanks; here is the dead-eyed felon, and here the tittering psychopath.

    Prison Porn

  • The prison shop, or "industries" as it was called, was where the inmates made licence plates -- and an endless variety of shivs, which they managed to get to their cells by suitcasing them, somehow avoiding internal injury when they did so.

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  • Others began to throw volley after volley of shivs, at the guards and at the warden as he retreated.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • They still have as many shivs the next day as they did yesterday.

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  • While the bands in punk's first wave (like the Sex Pistols and the Clash) did little more than take Chuck Berry riffs and push some safety pins through them, the British art students who formed Wire sharpened and reduced the guitars (and the half-minute outbursts that qualified as songs) into shivs instead.

    Disco Donors, Punk Pioneers

  • The sails, ropes, and spars of the mainmast, which was still standing, were fringed with icicles; and there came over me a feeling almost of relief in that never again should I have to pull and haul on the stiff tackles and hammer ice so that the frozen ropes could run through the frozen shivs.

    Chapter 19

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