shive

1 [shahyv]

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; cognate with German Scheibe, Old Norse skīfa; akin to sheave2

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shive

2 [shiv, shahyv]
noun
1.
a splinter or fragment of the husk of flax, hemp, etc.
2.
boon3.

Origin:
1475–85; earlier scyfe; cognate with dialectal Dutch schif, Middle Dutch scheve, German Schebe; akin to shiver2

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shive (ʃaɪv)
 
n
1.  a flat cork or bung for wide-mouthed bottles
2.  an archaic word for slice
 
[C13: from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schīve; see sheave1]

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Fiber and shive contents were determined by weight of fiber or shive extracted divided by weight of straw before retting.
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