shinny grew reflective and knocked the ashes out of his pipe before he answered.
The beam was too massive to shinny, yet too narrow to lie inside and elbow up.
The boat had this advantage, that he could shinny up the flagpole if the pilot did not see him.
I mean she would never 'shinny' up a straight, slivery beam.
When they had been chosen, David had to shinny up them to lop off their branches.
Of the first importance is shinny, or, as they call it, tha-se-vi'-ga.
When I got it I went back to my house and struck it to the west with my shinny stick.
His first step had been the organization of the shinny club.
"Just like he was when I sailed with him twenty-five years ago," said shinny.
"Isn't altogether size that wins in shinny," said Mr. Craven.
"to climb a rope, pole, etc.," 1888, from use of shins and ankles to do so; see shin (n.). Earlier simply shin (1829). Related: Shinnied; shinnying.
also shinney, primitive form of hockey, 1670s, perhaps from Gaelic sinteag "a bound, a leap." OED suggests origin from shin ye "the cry used in the game."
To climb a rope, pole, wall, etc
[1888+; fr the use of shins and ankles in climbing a rope or pole]