shindy a noisy disturbance; commotion; row. shingle large, coarse, waterworn gravel, as found on a beach. shrouding a cloth sometimes used to wrap a corpse for burial; winding sheet. sistrum a metal rattle or noisemaker consisting of a handle and a frame fitted with loosely held rods, jingled by the ancient Egyptians in the worship of Isis. slothful indolent; lazy. snood a baglike net worn at the back of a woman's head to hold the hair. spectral of, having the nature of, or like a specter; phantom; ghostly. spelt a primitive species of wheat with grains that do not thresh free of the chaff.
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