Related to Shicer: shiver


n.1.(Mining) An unproductive mine; a duffer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Below the surface, there were no rewards from digging or sinking; "Very many holes had been put down, and with only one result--they were all shicers" (October 13).
Just once before this grand first decade of "The New Age" gets too far gone for hell or heaven (I'm as likely as any man to throw a seven before forty), I'd like to serve one of those shicers from the City of Smells who lays on the jam, but as I'm not in a position to go where there's influence without the demons jerries to me, the strong of it is once I had to write or burst and all that came of it was country crumbs, now I scribble what I can in the sincere hope that all editors, publishers, critics and their hangers-on, those paper giants with their circles and spheres of influence, will put their considerable fund of reputation into the publication and promotion of this doodling and consequently be gone a million and never guess the game.