shiel

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shiel (plural shiels)

  1. A shepherd's hut or shieling.
  2. A cottage.
    • 1792, Robert Burns, Poems & Songs:
      The craik amang the claver hay, The pairtrick whirrin o'er the ley, The swallow jinkin round my shiel, Amuse me at my spinnin wheel.