• WordNet 3.6
    • v shin climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    • n shin the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
    • n shin the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
    • n shin the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
    • n shin a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shin (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails.
    • Shin The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. "On his shin ."
    • v. t Shin To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.
    • Shin To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; -- used with up; as, to shin up a mast.
    • Shin To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shin The front part of the human leg from the knee to the ankle, along which the sharp edge of the shin-bone or tibia may be felt beneath the skin.
    • n shin The shin-bone.
    • n shin The lower leg; the shank: as, a shin of beef.
    • n shin In ornithology, the hard or scaly part of the leg of a bird; the shank. See sharp-shinncd.
    • n shin In entomology, the tibia, or fourth joint of the leg. Also called shank. See cut under coxa.
    • n shin A fishplate.
    • shin To use the shins in climbing; climb by hugging with arms and legs: with up: as, to shin up a tree.
    • shin To go afoot; walk: as, to shin along; to shin across the field.
    • shin To climb by grasping with the arms and legs and working or pulling one's self up: as, to shin a tree.
    • shin To kick on the shins.
    • n shin A god, or the gods collectively; spirit, or the spirits; with a capital, the term used by many Protestant missionaries in China, and universally among Protestant Christians in Japan, for the Supreme Being; God. (See kami.) Sometimes the adjective chin, ‘true,’ is prefixed in Chinese. See Shangti and Shinto.
    • n shin In a modern turning-plow, the lower front corner of the mold-board, next the share and forming part of the cutting edge. It replaces in part the head or sheath of old plows.
    • n shin An adapted pronunciation of the abbreviation sinh, used as a colloquial substitute for ‘hyperbolic sine.’
    • n shin The twenty-first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding in sound to the English sh. Its numerical value is 300.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shin shin the large bone of the leg or the forepart of it: a bird's shank
    • v.i Shin to climb a tree (with up): to tramp, trudge
    • v.t Shin to climb a tree by swarming up it: to kick on the shins
    • n Shin shin a god, or the gods: the term used by Protestant missionaries in Japan and China for the Supreme Being.
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  • Mae West
    “You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schien,bein, Dan. skinne,been, Sw. sken,ben. Cf. Chine


In literature:

A searching party headed by Anderson Crow shinned up the ladder to the low garret.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
The small boy with the blond hair stepped forward and dragged several dogs from the vicinity of Selwyn's shins.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
This did not please the four boys in or on the floor, who angrily rubbed their shins.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
The sailor turned to dive into the cave and secure the rifle from Mir Jan, when his shin caught the heavy crowbar resting against the rock.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Otter Island Reef; Snipper Shin; Western Reef.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
We shin up one to avoid all sorts of dangers, it seems to me.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
The Kafir shinned up the pole and cut the wire, permitting the British signals only to come through.
"With Steyn and De Wet" by Philip Pienaar
Ari went up as high as he could and then shinned out on a long limb.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
Leftover bits of meat, bone, or gristle may be used alone or with some fresh meat and bone from shin or neck.
"Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)" by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
Dai-ryo Takashi of the Shin-gon sect, is the school which studies the nature of Dharmas or things.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis

In poetry:

To fear no man should be a stranger;
This tends to keep us out of danger.
For if a dog-fight you'd be in,
Perhaps may meet a broken shin.
"Maxims" by William Hutton
Absent in flesh, thou with a brighter flame
Shin'st as the beacon of the brave and free;
Thou art our country's soul--our loftiest aim
Is but to honour and to follow thee!
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Approach the fire, thy shins its heat shall feel —
Approach thou pitch, it will thy garments stain —
Approach a serpent, it will sting thy heel —
Approach strong liquor, it will turn thy brain.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Brown girls move along on slithery dry feet, Selling sticky sweets;
And brown men squat asleep in the hot street—
In all the hot streets—
With their shins in their hands and chins on their knees.
Whistle a breeze!
"Pernambuco in May" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
That killing power is none of thine;
I gave it to thy voice and eyes.
Thy sweets, thy graces, all are mine;
Thou art my star, shin'st in my skies:
Then dart not from thy borrowed sphere
Lightning on him that fixed thee there.
"Know, Celia, Since Thou Art So Proud" by Thomas Carew
That killing power is none of thine,
I gave it to thy voice, and eyes;
Thy sweets, thy graces, all are mine;
Thou art my star, shin'st in my skies;
Then dart not from thy borrow'd sphere
Lightning on him that fix'd thee there.
"Ingrateful Beauty Threatened" by Thomas Carew

In news:

The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitcher Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal involving nine players.
Kim, known for her successful run on Top Chef, announced earlier this month that she and her husband, chef John Clark, would take over Bonsoirée (2728 W. Armitage Ave, 773-486-7511) from Shin Thompson in late August.
Shin-Soo Choo hit.282 with 16 homers and 67 RBI last season.
On their debut album, Astro Coast, the similarities to Weezer, the Shins, Sebadoh, and Pavement keep crashing like waves.
Luke Creagan (Pops for Champagne) The Challenger: Shin Thompson (Bonsoiree) The Ingredient: Bamboo worms.
I think I have shin splints.
The judge gave interim approval Monday for Wanxiang (wang-SHIN) Group to provide $50 million in financing to A123, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
Cleveland traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a three-team deal involving nine players.
The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Big Business , Garbage, The Shins, etc.
Shin, Forehead: James Mercer of the Shins and Scott Weiland at Blender party.
Anderson Cooper and producer Andy Court discuss Shin Dong-hyuk's transformation and his new-found life in America since his escape.
The image captured professional Whistler snowboarder Shin Campos in a spectacular jump.
INTERVIEWS Record Store Day's New Black Friday Vinyl to Include Bowie , Beach Boys, Shins, Skrillex.
James Mercer of the Shins Louis Kwok.
Tony Shin , Reporter for NBC 7 San Diego.

In science:

The work was supported in part by Jing Shin Research Fund and Prof.
Space-time translational gauge identities in Abelian Yang-Mills gravity
Shin, M. & Koch, D. L. 2005 Rotational and translational dispersion of fibres in isotropic turbulent flows. J.
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
The author would like to thank Shin Nayatani and Takefumi Kondo for their interest in this work.
Fixed-point property of random quotients by plain words
The author is grateful to Professor Takashi Shioya for reading this paper and giving useful comments, Professor Shin-ich Ohta for fruitful comments for Theorem 1.2 and Ayato Mitsuishi for useful advice for Theorem 1.3.
Coarse Ricci curvature on the space of probability measures
A reduction operation shin, Zakuanov 1990, 1993) that f ·- will be the /\-string with the least length with r.
Modus Ponens Generating Function in the Class of ^-valuations of Plausibility