shieling

shieling

[shee-ling]
noun Scot.
1.
a pasture or grazing ground.
2.
a shepherd's or herdsman's hut or rough shelter on or near a grazing ground.
Also, shealing, shiel.


Origin:
1560–70; shiel + -ing1

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shieling or shiel (ˈʃiːlɪŋ, ʃiːl)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin]
 
shiel or shiel
 
n
 
[C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin]

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