Shieling Shiel"ing, n. A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See {Sheeling}. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • shieling — [shē′liŋ] n. [< Scot shiel, shieling (< ME schele, a shelter, akin to ON skjol, ult. < IE base * (s)keu , to cover > HOUSE, HIDE1) + ING] Scot. 1. a pasture 2. a shepherd s rude hut or cottage …   English World dictionary

  • Shieling — Shielings sur les hauteurs du loch Tay, en Écosse. Le shieling (irlandais airghe, mannois eary, littéralement « pâturage d été »[1], gallois hafod …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shieling — A shieling is a small house or hut once common in the hills and mountains of Scotland and northern England. Farmers and their families lived there during the summer, when their livestock were grazing common land in the hills. Shielings were… …   Wikipedia

  • shieling — noun /ˈʃiːlɪŋ/ a) An area of summer pasture used for cattle, sheep etc. The cattle at Mosfell were kept in a shieling, and Thordis stayed there while the Thing took place. b) A shepherds hut or shack. Cabins and shielings had been torn down and… …   Wiktionary

  • shieling — noun Date: 1568 1. British a mountain hut used as a shelter by shepherds 2. dialect British a summer pasture in the mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shieling — /shee ling/, n. Scot. 1. a pasture or grazing ground. 2. a shepherd s or herdsman s hut or rough shelter on or near a grazing ground. Also, shealing, shiel. [1560 70; SHIEL + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shieling — A temporary or roughly made hut or shed, especially those used by salmon fishermen or shepherds (and their animals) …   Scottish slang

  • shieling — [ ʃi:lɪŋ] (also shealing) noun Scottish 1》 a hut used while pasturing animals. 2》 an area of pasture. Origin C16: from Scots shiel hut (of unknown origin) + ing1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • shieling — shiel·ing …   English syllables

  • shieling — shiel•ing [[t]ˈʃi lɪŋ[/t]] n. Brit. Dial. 1) a pasture or grazing ground 2) a shepherd s mountain hut • Etymology: 1560–70; shiel in same sense (ME schele, perh. continuing OE (Anglian)*scēla, c. ON skāli hut, shed) + ing I …   From formal English to slang

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