Shore (?),

imp. of Shear.

Chaucer.

 

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Shore, n.

A sewer.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

 

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Shore, n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor, OD. schoore, Icel. skora, and perhaps to E. shear, as being a piece cut off.]

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.]

 

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Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

 

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Shore, n. [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.]

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 Zool., a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore. -- Shore crab Zool., 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 Zool., 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 Zool., a large-billed Australian plover (Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc. -- Shore teetan Zool., the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.]

 

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Shore (?), v. t.

To set on shore.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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