The shingling and plate-rolling mill is represented in fig. 597.
How is Tom getting on with his shingling or painting or whatever it is hes doing?
With shingles (procured from men who were shingling Dr. Macey's barn) we dug the pit and covered the grape leaf with earth.
I hear him pounding nails all day long in the back yard, and he made a good job of shingling the woodshed the other day.
One June when he was shingling the old barn he engaged me to pick him some wild strawberries.
Commence to lay them from the ground, and work up to the cross-pole, shingling them carefully as you go.
Another thing Mr. Gregg explained—the term, "a square of shingling."
Sounded as if he were shingling a roof, and that's work, you know, which must be done in fair weather.
All these pieces having been carefully nailed in place, the clapboarding or shingling of the sides can be done.
If well painted, such a roof will last for some time, but shingling is much better.
"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.
To court and flatter someone; curry favor; SUCKUPTO someone (1891+)