shammy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shammy a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shammy A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying.
    • Shammy (Zoöl) The chamois.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shammy Same as chamois, 2.
    • n shammy A bag of chamois leather in which miners keep their gold-dust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shammy sham′i same as Chamois
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chamious, a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois

Usage

In literature:

Old Russell with a smeared shammy rag burnished again his gem, turned it and held it at the point of his Moses' beard.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
This leather is called shammy leather.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
The article known, in commerce, as chamois, or shammy, leather, is also called wash-leather.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Josiah iled up the old double harness and washed the democrat off and rubbed it down with shammy skin till it shone like glass.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
We didn't know a shammy could Do such things if he tried.
"Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad" by John Kendrick Bangs
I've got shammy skin and to spare.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
Mine wasn't a leather purse, nor yet it wasn't a shammy leather, nor yet it wasn't one of them sealskin kind of things.
"Frivolities" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

Fire at Shammy Shine car wash on Sept 5 A major fire took place Wednesday evening at the Shammy Shine car wash and quick oil change business on Route 31 in Raritan Township.
A major fire took place Wednesday evening at the Shammy Shine car wash and quick oil change business on Route 31 in Raritan Township.
Free car washes offered by Shammy Shine Car Washes of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Family's decision to re-open Shammy Shine week after fire saved jobs.
Quick lube part of Shammy Shine car wash, damaged by fire, set to reopen.
Terry Wright The quick oil change section of the Shammy Shine is set to open.
Work continues on repairs to the Shammy Shine car wash and lube facility in Raritan Township.
The Shammy Shine car wash and quick oil change business on Route 31 in Raritan Township is closed today after a major fire Wednesday night which caused massive damage to the building.
Shammy Shine car wash fire appears accidental.
Fire departments from around Hunterdon County were called out Wednesday evening for a major fire at the Shammy Shine car wash and quick oil change business on Route 31 in Raritan Township.
The knee-boy bent to his daddy's shoes spit-gobbetting and rag-shammying.
Shammy Shine Car Washes offers free car wash in New Jersey for veterans, military.
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