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Defn: imp. of shear. Chaucer.

Shore Shore, n.

Defn: a sewer. [obs. or prov. Eng.]

Shore Shore, n. Etym: [oe. schore; akin to lg. schore, d. schoor, od. Schoore, icel. skor, and perhaps to e. shear, as being a piece cut Off.]

Defn: a prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the Side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath Anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging. [written Also shoar.]

Shore Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] Etym: [oe. schoren. See shore a prop.]

Defn: to support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; As, to shore up a building.

Shore Shore, n. Etym: [oe. schore, as. score, probably fr. scieran, and so Meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to od. schoore, Schoor. See shear, v. t.]

Defn: the coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an Ocean, lake, or large river. Michael cassio, lieutenant to the warlike moor othello, is come Shore. Shak. The fruitful shore of muddy nile. Spenser. In shore, near the shore. Marryat.

-- on shore. See under on.
-- shore birds (zoöl.), a collective name for the various limicoline

Birds found on the seashore.

-- shore crab (zoöl.), any crab found on the beaches, or between

Tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of california.

-- shore lark (zoöl.), a small american lark (otocoris alpestris)

Found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the western plains. Its Upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a Yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, A black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear Tufts. Called also horned lark.

-- shore plover (zoöl.), a large-billed australian plover (esacus

Magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, Etc.

-- shore teetan (zoöl.), the rock pipit (anthus obscurus). [prov.


Shore Shore, v. t.

Defn: to set on shore. [obs.] Shak.

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