Shin vs Calves - What's the difference?
As a noun calves is
As a verb calves is
From (etyl) shine, from (etyl) scinu, from (etyl) . Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene.
The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.
A fishplate for a railway.
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.
To strike with the shin.
- to shin up a mast
, date=January 5
, author=Mark Ashenden
, title=Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea
, passage=The warning signs had been there as Peter Cech had already had to palm away a stinging shot from Ronald Zubar but immediately afterwards the Blues goalkeeper could only watch in horror as defender Boswinga shinned
the ball into his own net from Hunt's corner. }}
(US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
* shinny (US)
* shin bone
* shin leaf
* shin splints
Ultimately from (etyl) . Compare Shamash.
The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).