10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SHINGLE SHORT»
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
1958 ~ a shingle short lacking a full complement of intelligence AUSTRALIA,
1844 From 'shingle' (a wooden roofing tile), thus 'a shingle short of a roof. •
Sometimes I think you're a shingle short Bazza. — The Adventures ofBarry
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
... shindywith its sense-history very similar to that of shine, shines, nn—2.? hence,
copulation between human beings: from ca. 1870. shiney. See shiny. shiney-rag.
See win the shiny-rag. shingle. In be, or have, a shingle short, ...
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
a shingle short lacking a full complement of intelligence. From 'shingle' (a
wooden roofing tile), thus 'a shingle short ofa roof' AUSTRALIA, 1844 shining
time noun starting time for work US, 1946 Shinner noun a member of Sinn Fein
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
Phraseology and Culture in English
In nineteenth century Australian English, the latter was relexified as a shingle
loose or a shingle short, in terms of the wooden shingles used then as roofing
material. The second formulation has provided the pattern for numerous twentieth
The Standard Dictionary of English Slang
A shingle short : a tile loose. tSipfif $1. Shingle-tramper — A coastguardsman.
7K5f- Shinplaster — A U.S. or Canadian bill (bank note) for 25 cents. %m-3.)m&*
&KS.frZ&^. Shinscraper— The treadmill. g$. Ship-husband— A sailor who
The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s
... as well, upsetting long-held traditions and bewildering their husbands. A short
story in the Australian Woman's Mirror was introduced by the dilemma of
husbands and wives negotiating the fashion for a shingle (short hair) and,
Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction
You'll think I'm a shingle short! Don't know what the woman thought or felt. There
was this language difficulty, see? When suddenly she let out a yell. . . . But she
only lay there, poor cow, sort of smiling and crying-—arm across 'er eyes.
Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language
... cards short of a full deck; one sandwich short of a picnic; two cans short of a six
-pack; two bob short of a quid; not the full quid; a shingle short; a shrub short of a
herbaceous border; and perhaps he's lost his marbles. This kind of ...
Keith Allan, Kate Burridge, 2006
Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Much older is 'a shingle short of a roof', which seems to go back to at least the
1840s. Another classic is 'a few bricks short of a load' – but the list is a long one. It
includes: 'a button short of a shirt', 'a bite short of a biscuit', 'a sandwich short ofa ...
Concise Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors
Has a slate off/slipped/loose [nEng]/a tile loose/a shingle short [NZ]. Is half-witted,
mentally lacking. There may be snow on the roof, but there's fire in the furnace.
White-headed, but still amorous. Set in concrete. Finally arranged, fixed, resolved