n. [a close-fitting cover for a knife or blade, or a tube-shaped structure that wraps around for protection, or a close-fitting dress.]

  ps. scabbard (p.420)









v. [to put into a sheath or scabbard]










n. [A shed is a small building that is used for storing things such as garden tools.]

  ps. may from shade

v.脫落﹑ 剝落 [lose (sth) by its falling off]

  ex. 流出 water or liquid: shed a tear. 

  ex. 發出光、聲音、香味: The lamp shed soft light on the desk.

  ex. 落葉、落髮、落皮: The snake sheds its skin regularly.


  to shed light on = to reveal something about something; to clarify something.













adj.完全的 [complete; thorough; utter ]

  ps. 字的整體概念就是extreme

  ex. a sheer waste of time

adj. [extending down or up very steeply; almost completely vertical]

adj. [transparently thin; diaphanous(p.146), as some fabrics]

  ex. sheer stockings.


v.猛然一轉 [to deviate from a course, as a ship; swerve.]

  ex.  She tends to sheer away from any discussion of her divorce.











n. [a hard covering on the outside of something.]

  ex. egg shell, sea shell, fruit shell

  ps. Shell Oil Company

  ps. shell script

v. [remove the shell of (sth)]












n. [a structure built to give protection,  from rain, wind or attack; refuge]

  ex. an animal shelter

  ex. a shelter for homeless people

n. [condition of being protected, kept safe]

  ex. to get under shelter when bombs are dropping during an air-raid.

v. [to give shelter to sb/sth; to protect ]













v. [to place on a shelf]

v. [to put off or aside from consideration]

  ex. to shelve the question.

  from shelf n.書架, 複數為shelves


continental shelf (大陸棚)










n. (in the US) the chief law-enforcement officer in a county: popularly elected, except in Rhode Island

   ps. 在美國,sheriff是是一個county中最高的執法長官,依照每州規定不同,sheriff有不同的職務。sheriff 是要由民眾選出的(來自於英國的傳統),職務有像是保護法院的安全,犯人的運送,或者是到處巡邏。

  Etymology: sheriff 是來自於"shire reeve"的縮寫,reeve是指代表國王而保護一個郡和平的長官,shire是指郡的意思。













n.盾 [a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc.]

  ps. aegis (p. 13) 是古希臘神話中的神盾,據說有兩面,一面為宙斯所有,而另一面為雅典娜所有

  ps. wind shield

 (Related to shell in etymology)














n. [being resourceful, fertile in expedients; being tricky]

  ps. shift v.改變位置或方向, 轉移

    ex. shift --> change the gear。在keyboard上也有這個鍵唷








adj. [lacking the will or ability to do or accomplish; incapable, inefficient, lazy, etc.]

  ex. Unless you are a shiftless person, you're probably going to have to e-mail someone more important than you during the course of your lifetime. (from CNN)












n. [small, flat, square or oblong piece of wood used as a covering on roofs and walls]

  ps. 有點像瓦片的東西


n. [a small signboard, especially as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.]


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adj.井井有條的 [in good order; well-arranged; trim or tidy.]

  ps. 這個字原本是用於航海上的,因為在船上的空間很小,所以會要求船員把工作的地方弄的很整齊,這樣才能有足夠的空間。 不過這個字不多人使用。











v. [to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.).]

   ex. to shirk one's responsibity


  ps. 在伊斯蘭教,Shirk指的是多神論或偶像,就是不認為阿拉是唯一的神。Within Islam, shirk is an unforgivable crime when unpardoned before death; God may forgive any sin if one dies in that state except for committing shirk












n. [a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow.]

n. [a sandbank or sand bar in the bed of a body of water, especially one that is exposed above the surface of the water at low tide.]

  ex. 墾丁的白沙灣

v. [to become shallow or more shallow.]


n. [a school of fish.]

  (p.421) from wiki: In biology, any group of fish that stay together for social reasons are shoaling










adj. [of poor quality or inferior workmanship]

  ex. a crucial typo and some shoddy  referencing.

  ex. Sen. Risch: FBI investigation into Tamerlan Tsarnaev was 'not shoddy work'.

  註:因為FBI在Tsarnaev 放炸彈前,其實是有偵訊過他的,但FBI那時候並沒有發現什麼,也有沒有持續留意,後來就遭受到這個批評了。












v. [send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly]

  ps. p.t p.p shot

  ex. The volcano shot lava high into the air.

  ex. He shot a smile at his wife.

  ps. shooting guard.(SG)


v. [produce buds, branches]

n. [buds]



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