Sheen Sheen, a. [OE. sehene, AS. sci['e]ne, sc?ne, sc?ne, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. sk?ne, sk?ne, OS. sc?ni, D. schoon, G. sch["o]n, OHG. sc?ni, Goth, skanus, and E. shew; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth seeing. It is not akin to E. shine. See {Shew}, v. t.] Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny. [R., except in poetry.] [1913 Webster]

This holy maiden, that is so bright and sheen. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Up rose each warrier bold and brave, Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

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