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- verb Present participle of
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"It must be admitted," says even her champion, Froude, "Mrs. Carlyle knew how to administer a shrewing"; but much of his blundering arose out of his inability to distinguish between her shrewing and croaking and cooing covertly.
If I had waited patiently a few hours longer yesterday, I might have spared you a shrewing.
President Caldwell, students "entered in a disorderly manner, dashing the victuals everywhere, breaking some of the plates, tossing others out of the door, joining in the most boisterous vociferations, and shrewing at the servants till they were forced to leave the room"