Mr. sheldrake had become Lizzie's Doctor Fell; and she judged him accordingly.
The breeding season of the sheldrake begins in April or May.
Mr. sheldrake laughed loud and laughed long; he seemed to be relieved from an embarrassment by Muzzy's question.
The down in the nest of the sheldrake is a beautiful lavender-gray.
She paid no attention to sheldrake, who responded guardedly to his chief's overtures.
Ready of speech and smooth of manner was Mr. sheldrake as he addressed Lily.
Did Mr. sheldrake know, then, that we were at Hampton Court?
It isn't reasonable of sheldrake to expect me to do this; upon my soul it isn't!
"I'm glad for one person's sake that I managed to escape that unpleasant contingency," observed Mr. sheldrake.
Mr. sheldrake seemed impressed by what Con Staveley had said.
early 14c., from sheld- "variegated" + drake "male duck." First element cognate with Middle Dutch schillede "separated, variegated," West Flemish schilde, from schillen (Dutch verschillen "to make different"), from Proto-Germanic *skeli-, from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). This is the origin considered most likely, though English sheld by itself is a dialect word attested only from c.1500. OED finds derivation from shield (n.), on resemblance to the patterns on shields, "improbable."