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shive1

[shahyv] /ʃaɪv/
noun
1.
a sliver or fragment; splinter.
2.
a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; cognate with German Scheibe, Old Norse skīfa; akin to sheave2

shive2

[shiv, shahyv] /ʃɪv, ʃaɪv/
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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British Dictionary definitions for shives

shive

/ʃaɪv/
noun
1.
a flat cork or bung for wide-mouthed bottles
2.
an archaic word for slice
Word Origin
C13: from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schīve; see sheave1
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