The woman had shingles and severe arthritis, and her eyesight and hearing were diminishing.
He swapped fish caught in the Potomac for shingles, planks, nails, and rum for the field hands at harvest time.
Loss is grief, worry, insomnia, shingles, weeping, and just plain needing someone who is no longer there.
It was a small oblong hut built of split slabs, and he had roofed it with shingles which he split in spare times.
There's a bunch of shingles at least in every stump ye've left.
Underneath me were the smooth, round pebbles, which lie above the line of the tide on a shore covered with shingles.
The rain, chilled almost into hail, drummed on the shingles.
Shears were erected to raise the higher logs, and shingles, which are thin split planks of fir, formed the roof.
He found the city of chalk and shingles not quite so agreeable as last year.
Laths, lumber, and bunches of shingles were ripped loose and went into the sea.
"inflammatory disease of the skin," late 14c., from Medieval Latin cingulus (loan-translation of Greek zoster "girdle"), variant of Latin cingulum "girdle," from cingere "to gird" (see cinch (n.)). The inflammation often extends around the middle of the body, like a girdle.
"thin piece of wood," c.1200, scincle, from Late Latin scindula (also the source of German Schindel), altered (by influence of Greek schidax "lath" or schindalmos "splinter") from Latin scandula "roof tile," from scindere "to cleave, split," from PIE root *sked- "to split." Meaning "small signboard" is first attested 1842. Sense of "woman's short haircut" is from 1924; the verb meaning "to cut the hair so as to give the impression of overlapping shingles" is from 1857.
"loose stones on a seashore," 1510s, probably related to Norwegian singl "small stones," or North Frisian singel "gravel," both said to be echoic of the sound of water running over pebbles.
"cover with shingles" (of houses), 1560s, from shingle (n.). Related: Shingled; shingling.
shingles shin·gles (shĭng'gəlz)
An acute infection caused by a herpesvirus and characterized by inflammation of the sensory ganglia of certain spinal or cranial nerves and the eruption of vesicles along the affected nerve path. It usually strikes only one side of the body and is often accompanied by severe neuralgia. Also called herpes zoster, zona, zoster.
See under herpes.
To court and flatter someone; curry favor; SUCKUPTO someone (1891+)