Origin of shiel
1250–1300; Middle English schele; compare Old Norse skāli hut, shed; akin to Old English scȳr hut, Old High German scūr, Old Norse skūrr penthouse
- a pasture or grazing ground.
- a shepherd's or herdsman's hut or rough shelter on or near a grazing ground.
Sometimes shealing, shiel.
Origin of shieling
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Examples from the Web for shiel
Shiel, unfortunately, had a short tenure of office in Florence.
I should like to see Shiel's countenance when he reads the letter.
It was quite a half-hour before Shiel Crozier emerged from the bank.
I will take the fifty pounds, and I'll put it on a horse for Shiel.'
Why did she feel that it was Shiel Crozier's bed which should be made ready?
- a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
- pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer
C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin
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