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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:23 pm

Main Entry: shend
Pronunciation: 'shend
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): shent /'shent/; shend·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scendan; akin to Old English scamu shame -- more at SHAME
1 archaic : to put to shame or confusion
2 archaic : REPROVE, REVILE
3 chiefly dialect a : INJURE, MAR b : RUIN, DESTROY

A master were lauded and sciolists shent.
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Postby Grogie » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:37 pm

Wonderful obscure word Larry! Thank you.
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Re: Shend

Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:57 pm

Stargzer wrote:...

A master were lauded and sciolists shent.

With twenty of the best, I presume, as good public school (what a breeding ground for sadists !) tradition would have it !...

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