shingle

Part of speech: verb

To cover with or as with shingles.

Part of speech: verb

To cut ( the hair) short.

Part of speech: noun

One of the thin, tapering pieces of wood, used to cover roofs.

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Usage examples "shingle":

  1. From the kitchen chimney, after a blast more violent than any that had gone before, a red spark issued, was whirled upward and beaten against the shingle roof of the barn, swept clean of snow. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
  2. It was not shingle, for it was smooth when he touched it, but a minute or two passed before he realized that he was lying in the sternsheets of the gig. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. A big sea canoe lay drawn up not far away, and one of its copper- skinned Siwash owners lounged on the shingle, stolidly watching the white men. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.