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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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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.
The hair, and motion of the shay, will do you good, mim, and you must not give way, you must not raly.
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