shingle


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Synonyms for shingle

building material used as siding or roofing

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coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)

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a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e

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cover with shingles

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References in classic literature ?
And he nailed that shingle to a lath, and stood the lath up four or five foot in front of the wigwam.
Upon the shingle lounged three or four fishermen talking about sardines and shrimps.
Everybody was out of town, and I yearned for the glades of the New Forest or the shingle of Southsea.
A girl stood on the shingle that fringes Millbourne Bay, gazing at the red roofs of the little village across the water.
It is pushed out into the sea on the end of a flat, narrow strip of land, and is suggestive of a "gob" of mud on the end of a shingle.
They strained their ears, and their fancy presented them with a faint sound of little waves lapping up against the shingle.
They had hard work to keep up with Sir Meyville as he led them hastily down the little stretch of shingle to where a man was sitting in a boat.
Get me some false teeth, shingle the house, and buy a new wagon.
Its windows are without glass, its doorways without doors; there are wide breaches in the shingle roof, and for lack of paint the weatherboarding is a dun gray.
The drumming upon the shingle roof spanning the unceiled room was loud and incessant.
Genestas noticed a fair number of roofs of tarred shingle, but yet more of them were thatched; a few were tiled, and some seven or eight (belonging no doubt to the cure, the justice of the peace, and some of the wealthier townsmen) were covered with slates.
Beyond the sea-wall there curves for miles in a vast and regular sweep the barren beach of shingle, with the village of Brenzett standing out darkly across the water, a spire in a clump of trees; and still further out the perpendicular column of a lighthouse, look- ing in the distance no bigger than a lead pencil, marks the vanishing-point of the land.
Presently he came out in a loose blouse and slippers, a short pipe in his mouth, and an old newspaper in his hand, and threw himself on the heathery scrub which met the shingle, within easy hail of the fishermen.
When I dived for him, the poor little man was lying quietly coiled up at the bottom, in a hollow of shingle, looking by many degrees smaller than I had ever seen him look before.
All around were scattered shavings, chips, shingles, and broken halves of bricks; these, together with the lately turned earth, on which the grass had not begun to grow, contributed to the impression of strangeness and novelty proper to a house that had yet its place to make among men's daily interests.