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Shin

shin
1. To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; used with up; as, to shin up a mast.
2. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one’s notes at the bank.
Origin: Shinned; Shinning.
1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. On his shin.
2. A fish plate for rails.
(Science: anatomy) Shin bone, the tibia.
(Science: botany) Shin leaf, a perennial ericaceous herb (Pyrola elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish white flowers.
Origin: OE. Shine, schine, AS. Scina; akin to D. Scheen, OHG. Scina, G. Schiene, schienbein, Dan. Skinnebeen, Sw. Skenben. Cf. Chine.


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