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Sheer′-hulk, an old dismasted ship with a pair of sheers mounted on it for masting ships; Sheer′-leg, one of the spars.
When she had tane the mantle, And all was with it cladde, From top to toe it shiver'd down, As tho' with sheers beshradde.
Angeline supported the family by working on the 'sheers,' 'diggin one half the taters fur tother half!'
We back out into the river, bring up, then come ahead, canting to a rudder pressure that sheers us into the fairway.
MERCHANTMEN-AT-ARMSDAVID W. BONE
Two of them are lashed together as sheers with legs of unequal length, the longer leg being in the direction of the strain.
As he leans over, the boat sheers again into the stream, the stem-post breaks away and she is loose.
Gyarnit got th'ee hund'ed sheers, I got fawty; yit I the poweh behime the th'one.
JOHN MARCH, SOUTHERNERGEORGE W. CABLE
As the order was obeyed to the letter, the day had not fairly opened when the sheers were in their places and secured.
HOMEWARD BOUNDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
I'll warrant you the sheers go up none the slower for the information, desperate philosophers as some of these gentry are!
HOMEWARD BOUNDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Let's go ashore again, and wait till he sheers off, for I don't want to see him.
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