Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran,; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. skire, Gr. . Cf. Jeer Score Shard Share Sheer to turn aside
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceran; Ice. skera, to clip, Ger. scheren, to shave.
A pair of office shears can sever a telephone wire much faster than any mechanician can keep it repaired.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
Picked the geese and sheared the sheep.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
When Sybil at length travelled up-country with her husband the shearing season had already commenced.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The paper was laid on the table after breakfast, together with a blue pencil and a pair of office shears.
"John Thorndyke's Cases" by R. Austin Freeman
Now my head I shear to Mary; 'Tis a true heart's very due.
"A Celtic Psaltery" by Alfred Perceval Graves
The Boss took me to learn shearing.
"Argentina From A British Point Of View" by Various
Jim Harmer said he wur just about wonderful with the ewes at the shearing.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
I like it; and I think there are few things merrier than a sheep-shearing.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Shearing should be done after lambing, usually in late spring or early summer.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Clip (shear) = tondi.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Bonnie lassie will ye gang
Shear wi' me the hale day lang;
An' love will mak' us eithly bang
The weary toil o' shearing?
"When Autumn Comes" by Robert Hogg
The blewe a mort uppone the bent,
The semblyde on sydis shear;
To the quyrry then the Perse went,
To se the bryttlynge off the deare.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
For then, my lassie, we'll be wed,
When we hae proof o' ither had,
An' nae mair need to mind what's said
When we're thegither shearing.
"When Autumn Comes" by Robert Hogg
He shears the midnight with its shadowy shrouds,
Till every breath and pant
Mirrors and paints itself against the clouds,
Like northern lights aslant.
"To My Readers" by Alexander Anderson
Ungrateful creatures crave a part -
She tells them firmly she is full;
Lost sheared sheep hurt her tender heart
With bleating, stops her ears with wool:-
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
" —— was born to spread the general joy;
By virtue rapt, by party uncontroll'd;
Britons for Britain shall the crook employ;
Britons for Britain's glory shear the fold."
"Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd" by William Shenstone
Then she would shear around the sheep and get the entire fleece off in a single piece.
He deftly removed the winter coats from seven sheep without breaking a sweat, chatting all the while with the small crowd watching as he held the sheep between his knees and his electric shears in his right hand.
New Zealand produces some of the world's best shearers and its national championship, the Golden Shears , receives substantial media coverage in the country.
Other shearing countries include Ireland and Australia.
Friday Single Shot #7 – Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing .
Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm - 2010.
Family and farm activities will be part of Kelsey Creek Farm's Sheep Shearing Event, tomorrow between 11am and 4pm.
George Shearing , English-born jazz pianist whose 'Lullaby' became a standard, dies at 91.
Automatic Line for Punching and Shearing of Flats.
"I was surprised at how willing the sheep was to lay there and be sheared ," Edie Smith said.
MTSU Shearing School Keeps Ancient Craft Alive in Middle Tennessee.
Murfreesboro, TN – MTSU AgriBusiness/Science Department teaches a new generation an old craft with 25th annual sheep shearing school.
Tourist attack could be linked to shearing gangs.
George Shearing with Alyn Shipton Lullaby of Birdland.
George Shearing Trio in New York.
The ratio of the shearing time to the thermal time is important.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Numerical simulations conﬁrm presence of the turbulent layer with a velocity shear surrounding fast central spine of the jet (Aloy et al., 1999), although the exact nature of the shear regions is still hardly known.
A Role of the Boundary Shear Layer in Modeling of Large Scale Jets
Note that although we consider here a linear shear ﬂow with constant shear, any linear shear ﬂow can be treated as a constant shear for x ≈ x0 and with U ′ = dU/dx, evaluated at x = x0 .
Kinetic theory viscosity
After applying this correction to the entire star sample from all 18 cluster ﬁelds, the median tangential shear of the stars is reduced to the same level as the radial stellar shear i.e. ∼<1–2%.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The calibration bias is not detected by the usual systematic tests such as the E and B modes decomposition of the shear ﬁeld and the cross-correlation of the shear maps against the point-spread function (PSF) maps.
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography