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shiel

[sheel] /ʃil/
noun, Scot.
1.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English schele; compare Old Norse skāli hut, shed; akin to Old English scȳr hut, Old High German scūr, Old Norse skūrr penthouse
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British Dictionary definitions for shiel

shieling

/ˈʃiːlɪŋ/
noun (mainly Scot)
1.
a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
2.
pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer
Word Origin
C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin
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