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Shimʹei (2 syl.)

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in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is designed for Slingsby Bethel, the lord mayor.

“Shimei, whose youth did early promise bring,

Of zeal to God and hatred to his king;

Did wisely from expensive sins refrain,

And never broke the Sabbath but for gain.”


Part 1, lines 548–551.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Shiahs
Shibboleth
Shield
Shield-of-Arms
Shield of Expectation (The)
Shields
Shi-ites
Shillelagh (pronounce she-lay-lah)
Shilling
Shilly Shally
Shimei
Shinar
Shindy
Shingebis
Ship (the device of Paris)
Ship Letters
Ship-shape
Ship of the Desert
Ships
Ships of the Line
Shipton