Electoral losses have only driven the party further rightward, Shearing it of its Northeastern wing.
Shearing jammed the fastening mechanism so it could not be turned from the inside.
When the price is low and the market dull at the time of Shearing, there should not be too much haste in making sales.
We always have a boy here, and sometimes two boys, while the Shearing is going on.
Hogs and Tegs: the first Shearing of sheep that have not been shorn as lambs.
The advantages of Shearing over the more common mechanics of planing are largely lost unless the posterior plates are eliminated.
Then in the spring when the Shearing, dipping, and all is done, we start for the range.
It may be that Watson can manage to get a little money for Shearing sheep if you do not get any from Connecticut.
I will stay here until after the Shearing, for it is a busy time and I might be of help.
Shearing's feet were beginning to move of their own accord, and he had stopped retching.
Old English sceran, scieran (class IV strong verb; past tense scear, past participle scoren) "to cleave, hew, cut with a sharp instrument; cut (hair); shear (sheep)," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian skera, Dutch scheren, German scheren "to shear"), from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (cf. Sanskrit krnati "hurts, wounds, kills," krntati "cuts;" Hittite karsh- "to cut off;" Greek keirein "to cut, shear;" Latin curtus "short;" Lithuanian skiriu "to separate;" Old Irish scaraim "I separate;" Welsh ysgar "to separate," ysgyr "fragment").
"act of clipping," 1610s, also as a unit of measure of the age of a sheep, from shear (v.). Scientific and mechanical sense "type of strain" is from 1850.