Shive
Shive Shive, n. [See {Sheave}, n.] 1. A slice; as, a shive of bread. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking. [1913 Webster]

3. A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks. [1913 Webster]


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  • shive — [shīv] n. [ME shive < OE * scife, akin to Ger scheibe, disk, slice < IE * skeip < * skei , to cut: see SHIP] a broad, shallow cork, as for a wide mouthed bottle …   English World dictionary

  • Shive — A shive is a wooden or plastic fitting used in ale casks. It is found on the curved side of the cask, arranged so that when the cask is on its side and the keystone is at the lowest part of the rim, the shive will be the highest point of the cask …   Wikipedia

  • shive — I. ˈshīv noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English sheve, shive sheave, slice more at sheave 1. archaic : slice 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • shive — noun /ʃʌɪv/ a) A slice, especially of bread. In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport. b) A beam or plank of split wood. So… …   Wiktionary

  • shive — noun see shivah …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shive — shive1 /shuyv/, n. 1. a sliver or fragment; splinter. 2. a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle. [1175 1225; ME; c. G Scheibe, ON skifa; akin to SHEAVE2] shive2 /shiv, shuyv/, n. 1. a… …   Universalium

  • shive — I Mawdesley Glossary a slice of bread. II Cleveland Dialect List a slice, as [of] a loaf, an apple, a turnip (ON skífa) III North Country (Newcastle) Words a slice, as of bread or cheese …   English dialects glossary

  • shive — [ʃʌɪv] noun a broad bung hammered into a hole in the top of a cask when the cask has been filled. Origin ME (in sense slice (of bread) , later piece of split wood ): related to sheave2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • shive — I. /ʃaɪv/ (say shuyv) noun 1. a thin wooden, cork or plastic bung for casks. 2. a thin flat cork for stopping a wide mouthed bottle. 3. Obsolete a slice. {Middle English: slice, probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schīve} II. /ʃaɪv/… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shive (disambiguation) — Shive may refer to:* Shive, a fitting used in ale casks * Shive wave machine, a device used to demonstrate waves and wave mechanics …   Wikipedia

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