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  • 1 shore leave — {n.} Permission given to a man in the Navy to leave his ship and go where he wants for a certain length of time. * /Jim went to visit New York when he was given three days shore leave./ * /The ship did not dock long enough for the sailors to get… …

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  • 2 shore patrol — {n.} The police of a navy. * /The sailors who were fighting in town were arrested by the shore patrol./ * /The shore patrol was ordered to search every sailor who went on board the ship./ …

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  • 3 shore up — {v.} To add support to (something) where weakness is shown; make (something) stronger where support is needed; support. * /When the flood waters weakened the bridge, it was shored up with steel beams and sandbags until it could be rebuilt./ *… …

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  • 4 shore leave — {n.} Permission given to a man in the Navy to leave his ship and go where he wants for a certain length of time. * /Jim went to visit New York when he was given three days shore leave./ * /The ship did not dock long enough for the sailors to get… …

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  • 5 shore patrol — {n.} The police of a navy. * /The sailors who were fighting in town were arrested by the shore patrol./ * /The shore patrol was ordered to search every sailor who went on board the ship./ …

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  • 6 shore up — {v.} To add support to (something) where weakness is shown; make (something) stronger where support is needed; support. * /When the flood waters weakened the bridge, it was shored up with steel beams and sandbags until it could be rebuilt./ *… …

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  • 7 Fore shore — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …

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  • 8 gumweed — n. any of various Western American plants of the genus {Grindelia} having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock. Syn: gum plant, tarweed, rosinweed, rosin weed. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 9 In shore — Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or… …

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  • 10 Lee shore — Lee Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on… …

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  • 11 On shore — Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or… …

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  • 12 On shore — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …

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  • 13 Shore — Shear Shear (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. {Sheared}or {Shore};p. p. {Sheared} or {Shorn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shearing}.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???.… …

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  • 14 Shore — Shore, n. A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Shore — Shore, n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor, OD. schoore, Icel. skor?a, and perhaps to E. shear, as being a piece cut off.] A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop… …

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  • 16 Shore — Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoring}.] [OE. schoren. See {Shore} a prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; usually with up; as, to shore up a building. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Shore — Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large… …

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  • 18 Shore — Shore, imp. of {Shear}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 Shore — Shore, v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 shore birds — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …

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