(obsolete) A stew.
The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding.
* 1867 , The British Farmer's Magazine , Volum LII, New Series,
- (De Colange)
- The removal of the heated air, steam, stive , and flour from the millstones, is a proposition which does not appear to be more than sufficiently well understood.
* stive-box, stive-room
To be stifled or suffocated.
To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
* Sir H. Wotton
* 1796 , Amelia Simmons, , 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition,
- His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
* 1836 , T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry'', ''Every Body's Album , Volume 1,
- Let your cucumbers be ?mall, fre?h gathered, and free from ?pots; then make a pickle of ?alt and water, ?trong enough to bear an egg; boil the pickle and ?kim it well, and then pour it upon your cucumbers, and ?tive them down for twenty four hours;.
* 1851 , , Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom , 1871,
- And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
- "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.
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
A slice, especially of bread.
* 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
(obsolete) A sheave.
A beam or plank of split wood.
A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- 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.
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.
(obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
Variant of shiv.
* 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.
* 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.
* sit shive