shivePronunciation: (shīv), [key]
a sliver or fragment; splinter.
a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle.
shivePronunciation: (shiv, shīv), [key]
a splinter or fragment of the husk of flax, hemp, etc.
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