shadiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shadiness of questionable honesty or legality "they acted with such obvious shadiness that they were instantly recognizable","the shadiness of their transactions"
    • n shadiness relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body "it is much cooler in the shade","there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are one of the few fruits that ripen best off the plant. If left on the plant, the fruit splits open and the pulp has a "cottony" texture and flavor. Even in tropical growing areas, bananas for domestic consumption are cut green and stored in moist shady places to ripen slowly.
    • n Shadiness Quality or state of being shady.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shadiness Shady character or quality: as, the shadiness of the forest; the shadiness of a transaction.
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Quotations

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    “The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of a church in the country.”

Usage

In literature:

Then followed a pleasant little play party on the shady porch of the cottage.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
It was all very pleasant, and I grieve to say that the shady side of all this petty bribery and corruption never once occurred to my simple mind.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Looking upward into the deep glen whence it issues, you see its shady current.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
It has gardens and shady groves, but I love best the wild branching oaks which give their shade to Evadne!
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
The contrast between the hot sandy bank and the shady wood was very great.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
His rays beat down on the heads of the seamen on the raft, making them long for a shady place.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
That's what the Little People of the Shady Forest and the Sunny Meadow thought.
"Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers" by David Cory
It thrives best in a shady situation, and requires frequent watering.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
At eleven the moon came up, and rising out of the prairie simultaneously with the golden disk, came Shady, riding alone.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
Wish this pike was shady like that!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
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In poetry:

The bannered corn and the golden wheat
In the ties of bliss are bound;
The sweetest joys and highest hopes
On the shady farms are found.
"Away, Away, From The Sultry Ways" by Freeman Edwin Miller
But sometimes triumph is subline
The most when on the brink of time,
And his was so;
A shady shore beyond he sees,
And asks for rest beneath its trees,
And it was so.
"Stonewall Jackson" by Albery Allson Whitman
Then near St. Bernard's Well there's a shady bower,
Where the lovers, if they like, can spend an hour;
And while they rest there at their ease
They can make love to each other if they please.
"The River of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
Ah, why till now hath not been heard
Expression of thy kindly word?
How glad should I have been
To stray with thee o'er field and flower,
To moorland high, or to the bower
Of shady woodland green!
"Lines, Addressed To H ———," by Samuel Bamford
There 's music in the gentle breeze,
Which softly blows among the trees,
Shaking fresh fragrance from the flowers,
In blooming fields and shady bowers;
They sing of Him whose power below,
Caused trees, and grass, and flowers to grow
"Ode To Music" by James Monroe Whitfield
Maiden, would you soar like me, with day-upclouding tresses,
Beauty into bounty change, bend down the eye that blesses;
Make from heaven a shelter cool, to shepherd and sheep silly
Shadowing with shadiness, hot rose and fainting lily.
"Poplar, Beech, And Weeping Willow" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Reports of Shady Grove student Odessa Jones' death untrue.
That's when shady and secretive political committees start their attacks.
Jane Orr , 83, of Apple Creek, died Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Dalton.
Pulling up in the press bus onto the grounds of Shady Brook Farm in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on Sunday night, you couldn't help but be struck by the size and sweep of the crowd awaiting Mitt Romney.
Funeral services are Saturday, Feb 11, 2012, at 11 am from Shady Grove Abbott M.B.
Burial will follow in Shady Grove Abbott M.B.
Kati Fannoney, a student at Shady Grove Middle School, and her grandmother Susan Fannoney chop.
The Motels take on the record industry's shady royalty policy in the digital age.
Residents living on 600 W (Shady Lane) said they are having severe problems with a large population of raccoons .
Hick-hop juggernaut Yelawolf may strike some as Alabama's answer to Eminem (who signed the 31-year-old rapper to his Shady label).
Shady Records is finally ready to release it's first solo artist to the world.
A man from Morrisville holds a sign awaiting Mitt Romney speech at Shady Brook farm in Lower Makefield, Pa.
Eminem Signs Joe Budden To Shady Records As A Solo Artist.
Shady garden refuge among gems on Regent Square tour.
Scissor Sisters share a "Shady Love" with Azealia Banks, plus a breakdown of the charts.
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In science:

Shadi Tahvildar-Zadeh, Scalar waves on a naked-singularity background.
The Cauchy Problem for the Wave Equation in the Schwarzschild Geometry
Shadi Strichartz estimates for the wave and Schr¨odinger equations with the inverse-square potential. J.
Spherical Averaged Endpoint Strichartz Estimates for The Two-dimensional Schrodinger Equations with Inverse Square Potential
Shadi Dispersive estimate for the wave equation with the inverse-square potential.
Spherical Averaged Endpoint Strichartz Estimates for The Two-dimensional Schrodinger Equations with Inverse Square Potential
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