Plank vs Shive - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between plank and shive

is that plank is a long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick while shive is a slice, especially of bread or shive can be (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material or shive can be or shive can be .

As a verb plank

is to cover something with planking.

plank

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
  • A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
  • Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.
  • (British, slang) A stupid person, idiot.
  • That which supports or upholds.
  • * Southey
  • His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * plank spanker

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover something with planking.
  • to plank a floor or a ship
  • * Dryden
  • Planked with pine.
  • To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber.
  • * 1998 , Richard Gerstell, American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin (page 147)
  • Along the lower river, planked shad dinners (baked and broiled) were highly popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • (colloquial) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash.
  • to plank money in a wager
  • To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
  • To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
  • To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
  • * 2011' May 23, '' Party finishes up in plonking after attempt at '''planking in Kingsford]'', in ''[[w:Herald Sun, Herald Sun] ,
  • The woman, known as Claudia, fell from a 2m wall after earlier demonstrating the wrong way to plank' on a small stool while holding a bottle of wine. A friend said some guests had not heard of ' planking and Claudia was demonstrating how ridiculous it was.
  • * 2011 May 24, Tourists snapped planking at iconic landmarks around the world]'', in [[w:The Australian, The Australian],
  • Perth man Simon Carville became an internet sensation after he was photographed planking naked in the arms of famous Perth statue the Eliza.

    shive

    English

    Etymology 1

    (wikipedia shive) A parallel form of (sheave), from a (etyl) base which probably existed in (etyl) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Scheibe, late (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A slice, especially of bread.
  • * 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
  • In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
  • (obsolete) A sheave.
  • A beam or plank of split wood.
  • A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
  • Etymology 2

    From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
  • (paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
  • Etymology 3

    Variant of shiv.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
  • So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.

    Etymology 4

    See shiva

    Noun

  • * 2010 , , A Life of Learning
  • There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
    Derived terms
    * sit shive

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