Shingling
Shingle Shin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shingling}.] 1. To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof. [1913 Webster]

They shingle their houses with it. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shingling — Shin gling, n. 1. The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal) The process of expelling scori[ae] and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of wrought… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shingling — was a stage in the production of bar iron or steel, in the finery and puddling processes. As with many ironmaking terms, this is derived from the French cinglage The product of the finery was a bloom or loop (French loup ); that of the puddling… …   Wikipedia

  • shingling — noun 1. (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction • Topics: ↑geology • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone 2. the laying on of shingles shingling is a craft very different from carpentry …   Useful english dictionary

  • shingling — /shing gling/, n. Geol. a sedimentary structure in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction. Also called imbrication. [1695 1705, for literal sense; SHINGLE1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shingling — shin·gle || ʃɪŋgl n. thin piece of wood stone or other material laid in overlapping rows on a roof or wall; small smooth stones on beaches and shores; short hairstyle for women; small signboard (especially one placed at the entrance to a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shingling — shin·gling …   English syllables

  • Shingling hammer — Shingling Shin gling, n. 1. The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal) The process of expelling scori[ae] and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shingling mill — Shingling Shin gling, n. 1. The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal) The process of expelling scori[ae] and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shingling-mill — n. Furnace, forge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • shingling hatchet — noun : a hatchet usually with a notch in the blade for extracting nails and a hammerhead opposite the cutting edge …   Useful english dictionary

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