shand

n.

"shame, disgrace" (obsolete or dialectal), Old English scand "ignominy, shame, confusion, disgrace; scandal, disgraceful thing; wretch, impostor, infamous man; bad woman," from the source of Old English scamu "shame" (see shame (n.)) + -þa, with change of -m- to -n- before a dental. (cf. Old Frisian skande, Dutch schande , Old High German scanda, German Schande "disgrace"). Also in early Modern English as a verb, shend (Old English scendan) "put to shame; blame, reproach; bring to ruin."

It was active in forming compounds, e.g. shendful (Old English scandful) "shameful," shendship "disgrace;" Old English scandhus "house of ill-fame," scandlic "shameful," scandlufiende "loving shamefully," scandword "obscene language").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • "I never believed in—in nothing of the kind," growled Shand.

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    Hulbert Footner

  • "He'll see we've burned the stuff up," objected Shand, frowning.

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    Hulbert Footner

  • He had become as pale as Shand, but his eyes were hot enough.

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  • Anyhow, a girl like that, she'd naturally pick a man like Big Jack or Shand.

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  • Joe and Shand helped with the chair, and then they all planned to make a table next day.

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    Hulbert Footner