The GOP will give itself credibility by shoring up the program that works and seriously attempting to fix the one that doesn't.
The Brown campaign, early on, focused a significant deal of attention to shoring up their support in the Jewish community.
Analysts say a more aggressive American approach to shoring up the opposition leadership may now be underway.
Moving on ... after shoring myself up financially, I headed off to St. Kitts for a while.
Why, then, is he focusing so intently upon stabilizing Afghanistan instead of shoring up Islamabad first and foremost?
Just ahead of him were a number of heavy timbers, such as are used for shoring in mines.
It is a low-grade ore, I should say, and tunnelling and shoring would eat it up.
The ground never thaws below a depth of two feet, so there is no need of shoring to prevent its caving.
MacNutt divided them into gangs and set them to work staying and shoring the remnants of the dam.
Ranging down these precipices were innumerable huge iron stanchions for the shoring of ocean liners.
"land bordering a large body of water," c.1300, from an Old English word or from Middle Low German schor "shore, coast, headland," or Middle Dutch scorre "land washed by the sea," all probably from Proto-Germanic *skur-o- "cut," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
According to etymologists originally with a sense of "division" between land and water. But if the word began on the North Sea coast of the continent, it might as well have meant originally "land 'cut off' from the mainland by tidal marshes" (cf. Old Norse skerg "an isolated rock in the sea," related to sker "to cut, shear"). Old English words for "coast, shore" were strand (n.), waroþ, ofer. Few Indo-European languages have such a single comprehensive word for "land bordering water" (Homer uses one word for sandy beaches, another for rocky headlands). General application to "country near a seacoast" is attested from 1610s.
mid-14c., "to prop, support with a prop;" of obscure etymology though widespread in West Germanic; cf. Middle Dutch schooren "to prop up, support," Old Norse skorða (n.) "a piece of timber set up as a support." Related: Shored; shoring. Also as a noun, "post or beam for temporary support of something" (mid-15c.), especially an oblique timber to brace the side of a building or excavation.