Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Sharp-set adjective Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set .

The town is sharp-set on new plays.

Sharp-sighted adjective Having quick or acute sight; -- used literally and figuratively. -- Sharp`-sight`ed*ness , noun

Sharp-witted adjective Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.

Sharper noun A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.

Sharpers , as pikes, prey upon their own kind.

Syn. -- Swindler; cheat; deceiver; trickster; rogue. See Swindler .

Sharpie noun (Nautical) A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies , after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated. [ Local, U.S.]

Sharpling noun (Zoology) A stickleback. [ Prov. Eng.]

Sharply adverb In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely.

They are more sharply to be chastised and reformed than the rude Irish.

The soldiers were sharply assailed with wants.

You contract your eye when you would see sharply .

Sharpness noun [ Anglo-Saxon scearpness .] The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.

Sharpsaw noun (Zoology) The great titmouse; -- so called from its harsh call notes. [ Prov. Eng.]

Sharpshooter noun One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.

Sharpshooting noun A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.

Sharptail noun (Zoology) (a) The pintail duck. (b) The pintail grouse, or prairie chicken.

Shash noun [ See Sash .]
1. The scarf of a turban. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

2. A sash. [ Obsolete]

Shasta noun A mountain peak, etc., in California.

Shasta daisy A large-flowered garden variety of the oxeye daisy.

Shasta fir A Californian fir ( Abies shastensis ).

Shasta Sam (Card Playing) A game like California Jack, except that the pack drawn from is turned face down.

Shaster Shas"tra noun [ Sanskrit cāstra an order or command, a sacred book, from cās to order, instruct, govern. Confer Sastra .] A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas. [ Written also sastra .]

Shathmont noun A shaftment. [ Scot.]

Shatter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Shattered ; present participle & verbal noun Shattering .] [ Middle English schateren , scateren , to scatter, to dash, Anglo-Saxon scateran ; confer Dutch schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Confer Scatter .]
1. To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.

A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided amongst revolted subjects.

2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered ; his hopes were shattered .

A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor.

3. To scatter about. [ Obsolete]

Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.

Shatter intransitive verb To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.

Some fragile bodies break but where the force is; some shatter and fly in many places.

Shatter noun A fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters ; as, to break a glass into shatters . Swift.

Shatter-brained, Shatter-pated adjective Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild. J. Goodman.

Shattery adjective Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar.

Shave obsolete past participle of Shave . Chaucer.

His beard was shave as nigh as ever he can.

Shave transitive verb [ imperfect Shaved ; past participle Shaved or Shaven ; present participle & verbal noun Shaving .] [ Middle English shaven , schaven , Anglo-Saxon scafan , sceafan ; akin to Dutch schaven , German schaben , Icelandic skafa , Swedish skafva , Danish skave , Goth. scaban , Russian kopate to dig, Greek ............, and probably to Latin scabere to scratch, to scrape. Confer Scab , Shaft , Shape .]
1. To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.

2. To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.

I'll shave your crown for this.

The laborer with the bending scythe is seen
Shaving the surface of the waving green.

3. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.

Plants bruised or shaven in leaf or root.

4. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.

Now shaves with level wing the deep.

5. To strip; to plunder; to fleece. [ Colloq.]

To shave a note , to buy it at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows. [ Cant, U.S.]

Shave intransitive verb To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.

Shave noun [ Anglo-Saxon scafa , sceafa, a sort of knife. See Shave , transitive verb ]
1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright.

2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.

3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [ Cant, U.S.] (b) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular. [ Cant, U.S.] N. Biddle.

4. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.

5. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave . [ Colloq.]

Shave grass (Botany) , the scouring rush. See the Note under Equisetum . -- Shave hook , a tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp- edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle.

Shaveling noun A man shaved; hence, a monk, or other religious; -- used in contempt.

I am no longer a shaveling than while my frock is on my back.
Sir W. Scott.

Shaver noun
1. One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.

2. One who is close in bargains; a sharper. Swift.

3. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.

By these shavers the Turks were stripped.

4. A boy; a lad; a little fellow. [ Colloq.] "These unlucky little shavers ." Salmagundi.

As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver , I am on a chase in the name of the king.

5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving.

A note shaver , a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [ Cant, U.S.]

Shaving noun
1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.

2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument. " Shaving of silver." Chaucer.

Shaving brush , a brush used in lathering the face preparatory to shaving it.

Shaw (sha) noun [ Middle English schawe , schaʒe , thicket, grove, Anglo-Saxon scaga ; akin to Danish skov , Swedish skog , Icelandic skōgr .]
1. A thicket; a small wood or grove. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Burns.

Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw .

The green shaws , the merry green woods.

2. plural The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc. [ Scot.] Jamieson.

Shawfowl noun [ Scot. schaw , shaw , show + fowl .] The representation or image of a fowl made by fowlers to shoot at. Johnson.

Shawl noun [ Persian & Hind. shāl : confer French châle .] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.

India shawl , a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together. -- Shawl goat (Zoology) , the Cashmere goat.

Shawl transitive verb To wrap in a shawl. Thackeray.

Shawm noun [ Middle English shalmie , Old French chalemie ; confer French chalumeau shawm, chaume haulm, stalk; all from Latin calamus a reed, reed pipe. See Haulm , and confer Calumet .] (Mus.) A wind instrument of music, formerly in use, supposed to have resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form. [ Written also shalm , shaum .] Otway.

Even from the shrillest shaum unto the cornamute.

Shawnees noun plural ; sing. Shawnee (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians who occupied Western New York and part of Ohio, but were driven away and widely dispersed by the Iroquois.

Shay noun A chaise. [ Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]

She pron. [ sing. nom. She ; poss. Her . or Hers ; obj. Her ; pl. nom. They ; poss. Their or Theirs ; obj. Them .] [ Middle English she , sche , scheo , scho , Anglo-Saxon seó , fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; confer Old Saxon siu , Dutch zij , German sie , Old High German siu , , si , Icelandic , sjā , Goth. si she, , fem. article, Russian siia , fem., this, Greek ..., fem. article, Sanskrit , syā . The possessive her or hers , and the objective her , are from a different root. See Her .]
1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.

She loved her children best in every wise.

Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid.
Gen. xviii. 15.

2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [ R.]

Lady, you are the cruelest she alive.

» She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female , to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she -bear; a she -cat.

Shea tree (Botany) An African sapotaceous tree ( Bassia, or Butyrospermum, Parkii ), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree.

Sheading noun [ From Anglo-Saxon scādan , sceádan , to separate, divide. See Shed , transitive verb ] A tithing, or division, in the Isle of Man, in which there is a coroner, or chief constable. The island is divided into six sheadings.

Sheaf noun (Mech.) A sheave. [ R.]

Sheaf noun ; plural Sheaves . [ Middle English sheef , shef , schef , Anglo-Saxon sceáf ; akin to Dutch schoof , Old High German scoub , German schaub , Icelandic skauf a fox's brush, and English shove . See Shove .]
1. A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw.

The reaper fills his greedy hands,
And binds the golden sheaves in brittle bands.

2. Any collection of things bound together; a bundle; specifically, a bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a quiver, or the allowance of each archer, -- usually twenty-four.

The sheaf of arrows shook and rattled in the case.

Sheaf transitive verb To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat.

Sheaf intransitive verb To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.

They that reap must sheaf and bind.

Sheafy adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of, a sheaf or sheaves; resembling a sheaf.

Sheal noun Same as Sheeling . [ Scot.]

Sheal transitive verb To put under a sheal or shelter. [ Scot.]

Sheal transitive verb [ See Shell .] To take the husks or pods off from; to shell; to empty of its contents, as a husk or a pod. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Jamieson.

That's a shealed peascod.

Sheal noun A shell or pod. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]