shinny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shinny climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    • n shinny a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shinny The game of hockey or bandy-ball. See hockey.
    • n shinny The club used in this game.
    • shinny To play shinny; knock the ball at shinny.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shinny shin′i the game of bandy-ball or hockey.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Gael, sinteag, a bound.

Usage

In literature:

Shinny, such as is enjoyed by white boys on the ice, is still played on the open prairie by the western Sioux.
"Indian Boyhood" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
Here you, Louie, you shinny up there and get down a pair of them brown satin pumps, small size.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
You let your imagination shinny on the side of your desires for a few hours, and then you decide.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
With considerable difficulty he had shinnied up the table leg, and had hoisted himself over the awkwardly projecting table edge.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Now there lived in a town a few miles off a soldier who had three sons, fine youths and strong, and the best players at shinny in that country.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
To brother Bill fell shinny clubs and bats, marbles and a kite.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Mr. Pallzey looked with pity on the poor Nut who was out in the Hot Sun, getting himself all lathered up with One-Man Shinny.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Go there and ask for a little guy named Shinny.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
Shinny was de thing dat I like best.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The games they enjoyed most were "Shinny" and a game played on the ice in the winter.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Remember, some of these very roots have furnished us with shinny sticks.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
The play is shinny in the gutters.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
I don't intend to shinny up this tree.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Smaller images, no more than two inches high, shinnied up a table leg.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Shinny on the Ice, 237.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
He threw his bag over and began shinnying up.
"Dead Ringer" by Lester del Rey
Shinny went out and ball came in yesterday.
"Mothering on Perilous" by Lucy S. Furman
Shinny, such as is enjoyed by white boys on ice, is now played by the western Sioux.
"Indian Stories Retold From St. Nicholas" by Various
It's a good deal like shinny-on-your-own-side, ain't it?
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
He apes your fashion in suspenders, the tilt of your cap, your method in shinny.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
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In news:

Our daughter has a friend whose green job requires him to shinny up through the innards of 300-foot wind turbines, checking and adding components and wire.
The high chromium carbide count in the hardened area resists oxidation so the hard blade area stays shinny while the rest gets gray.
Shinny Hockey Club appreciates support.
Kenai Middle School and their Shinny Hockey Club would like to thank Rick Koch, Bob Frates, Dave Essert and the City of Kenai for their continued support and use of the skating rink.
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