SHORE , a word meaning (1) the margin or edge of
See also:land when bordering on a large piece of
See also:water, whether of an ocean or
See also:sea or lake, "
See also:bank " taking its place when applied to the
See also:borders on either side of a
See also:river; for the legal aspect of the " shore," i.e., the space bordering on tidal
See also:waters between high and low water mark, see
See also:FORESHORE; (2) a prop of
See also:timber, used as a support, temporary or permanent, for a
See also:building when threatening to fall or during reconstruction (see
See also:SHORING), and more particularly a timber support placed against a
See also:ship's side when building on the
See also:stocks, or when ready for launching on the slips; the props which are the final supports knocked away at the mcment of launching are called the "
See also:dog-shores," one of the very numerous uses of " dog " for
See also:mechanical devices of many kinds (see SHIP-BUILDING) . Both words are to be derived ultimately from the same source, viz., the
See also:root seen in " shear," to cut off; in sense (I) the word means a
See also:part cut or " shorn " off, an edge, and appears in M.Eng. as schore, from O . Eng. sceran, to cut, shear; in sense (2) it is of Scandinavian origin and is an adaptation of the Nor. shores, a piece of timber cut off to serve as a prop or support .
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