Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of pushing or crowding with the shoulder or shoulders.
  • noun A shoulder; a sloping projection or bank.
  • noun In slating, a bed of haired lime placed beneath the upper edge of the smaller and thicker sorts of slates, to raise them and aid in making the joints water-tight.

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  • verb Present participle of shoulder.

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Examples

  • Reprobates and riff raff who are delinquent in shouldering their obligations to the state will find themselves here, and soon.

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  • We have been willing to do our share in shouldering the post-war responsibilities which membership in a "one-world" system entails, as we believe.

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  • The next morning Durgin put the tool back in its place, not knowing what other disposition to make of it, and it was then that the idea of shouldering the crime upon you entered his wicked heart.

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  • Featured in the exhibition is a painting of Hotei asking "What is the sound of one hand?" along with 17 other depictions of the bumbling monk as everyman: sleeping, meditating, riding in a boat, shouldering a large mallet, and -- most unusual of all -- floating as a kite in mid-air.

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  • Drafted, he served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970, shouldering a 60mm mortar whose pet name was Gertrude.

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  • For example, costs get externalized if a toy factory's manufacturing process puts toxic chemicals in the groundwater, and the neighbors get stuck paying for part of the toy making process -- by shouldering lowered property value, experiencing illness, or getting stuck with the bill for cleaning up the mess.

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  • Thanks to their vision for the High Line and other projects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the firm Ms. Diller founded with her fellow architect and husband Ricardo Scofidio, is shouldering a new spate of high-profile jobs.

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  • Featured in the exhibition is a painting of Hotei asking "What is the sound of one hand?" along with 17 other depictions of the bumbling monk as everyman: sleeping, meditating, riding in a boat, shouldering a large mallet, and -- most unusual of all -- floating as a kite in mid-air.

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  • Cnooc also will spend an additional up to $1.08 billion shouldering drilling and other costs for developing the 600,000-acre Eagle Ford share assets.

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  • They accuse her of being ungrateful when she complains about shouldering all the family burdens while I 'm traveling abroad.

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  • This is what one might be doing to earth crumbs. Shouldering them.

    December 12, 2006

  • (noun) - The custom of "shouldering," which was for the coachman to take the fare of a way-passenger--one who did not register or start at the booking-office--and pocket it without making any return to the coach agent or proprietor, was universal in England. Some coach companies suffered much by it, and it was a tidy bit of profit to the unscrupulous coachman. Shouldering was common also in the New World. --Alice Morse Earle's Stagecoach and Tavern Days, 1900

    April 23, 2018