Shive (?), n. [See Sheave, n.]
A slice; as, a shive of bread.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.
A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.
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