Before the body was sent to the crematorium, shilling and Crump filled the casket with animal bones, meat, and a mannequin.
shilling, a native of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to a pair of wire-fraud counts last July.
Kate Moss's Self Tanner: Kate Moss is now shilling self-tanner.
The hootenanny on political websites about the contest being up for grabs is shilling for advertising dollars.
Many admirers of the once “radical” Mansfield, assumed this must have been a result of having taken the Fayed shilling.
I'll pay it back to you a shilling a week out of my dress allowance.
I at least cannot be so vulgar as to do that, for I have not a shilling in the world.
One evening, when a party was assembled, one of them dropped a shilling.
But John was for "pushing on," and getting to Sydney to make his shilling two.
It was Dick Chambers who presented himself and paid his shilling.
Old English scilling, a coin consisting of a varying number of pence (on the continent, a common scale was 12 pennies to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound), from Proto-Germanic *skillingoz- (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Old Frisian, Old High German skilling, Old Norse skillingr, Dutch schelling, German Schilling, Gothic skilliggs).
Some etymologists trace this to the root *skell- "to resound, to ring," and others to the root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (perhaps via sense of "shield" from resemblance or as a device on coins; see shield (n.)). The ending may represent the diminutive suffix -ling, or Germanic -ing "fractional part" (cf. farthing). Old Church Slavonic skulezi, Polish szelang, Spanish escalin, French schelling, Italian scellino are loan-words from Germanic.
"one who acts as a decoy for a gambler, auctioneer, etc.," 1916, probably originally circus or carnival argot, probably a shortened form of shillaber (1913) with the same meaning, origin unknown. The verb is attested from 1914. Related: Shilled; shilling.
: That summer he shilled for a sidewalk hawker (1914+)
[origin unknown; perhaps, since it is a shortening of shillaber, ultimately fr Shillibeer, the name of an early 1800s British owner of a large bus company, the reference being to persons hired as decoys to sit in buses and attract passengers]