shay


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shay

 (shā)
n. Informal
A chaise.

[Back-formation from chaise (taken as pl.)]

shay

(ʃeɪ)
n
a dialect word for chaise
[C18: back formation from chaise, mistakenly thought to be plural]

shay

(ʃeɪ)

n.
Chiefly Dial. a chaise.
[1710–20; back formation from chaise (taken as pl.)]

Shay

Colloquial for Chaise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shay - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
calash top, caleche, calash - the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
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So he tied up his feet, and went on limping about and coughing, until at last he fell to pieces, all at once and in a heap, like the One-Horse Shay.
The hair, and motion of the shay, will do you good, mim, and you must not give way, you must not raly.
If every man on the line as has a guinea give him, earns it half as well, you won't catch t'other shay this side Mich'lmas, old short-and-fat.
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Shay destroys those memories and paints a picture of a scheming, lying, self-serving conniver.