Stive vs Shive - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between stive and shive

is that stive is (obsolete) a stew while shive is (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.

As nouns the difference between stive and shive

is that stive is (obsolete) a stew 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 stive

is to be stifled or suffocated.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stive

English

Noun

  • (obsolete) A stew.
  • The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding.
  • (De Colange)
  • * 1867 , The British Farmer's Magazine , Volum LII, New Series, page 231,
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * stive-box, stive-room

    Verb

    (stiv)
  • To be stifled or suffocated.
  • To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
  • * 1796 , Amelia Simmons, , 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition, page 64,
  • 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;.
  • * 1836 , T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry'', ''Every Body's Album , Volume 1, page 172,
  • And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
  • * 1851 , , Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom , 1871, page 284,
  • "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.
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    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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