shippon

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shipne, shepne, schüpene, from Old English sċypen, from Proto-Germanic *skupinī, from Proto-Germanic *skup- (whence shop). Cognate with German Schuppen(shed).

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shippon ‎(plural shippons)

  1. (now dialectal) A cattle-shed.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 51:
      He almost reached the timberline – but there the weather changed, a damp fog enveloped him, and he spent a couple of hours shivering all alone in a smelly shippon, waiting for the whirling mists to uncover the sun once more.

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