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shingles

 [cf. OED shingle wooden house-tile] n. 1. roofing, including tar paper, asbestos, metal, etc.: 1966 (Otterbein 112): My grandmother house make out of them tar-paper shingle (Nassau). <Black>

 2. [from appearance] hair parted into squares and braided: When you plait your hair shingles, you plait them one-one and let them lay down (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-09-23 21:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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