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Definition of "shives" []

  • Plural form of shive. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "shives" in a sentence
  • "If the weather was fine they carried their "shives" of bread and dripping, or bread and treacle, into the road in front of their houses and ate them in the intervals between "Here come three dukes a-riding," "Wallflowers, wallflowers, growing up so high," and "Poor Roger is dead and laid in his grave.""
  • "They dated from the stump, and bits of the stump in the shape of "shives" were inwoven in their texture and made the wearer of them an unwilling penitent for weeks, or until use and the washboard had subdued them."
  • "The women used to take it next and comb it through a flax-comb; this got out all the shives and tow."