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sheep tick a wingless, bloodsucking fly that feeds on sheep's blood.
sheer1 transparently thin or fine. [4 definitions]
sheer2 to swerve or cause to swerve from a course. [2 definitions]
sheet1 a large rectangular article of bedding, usually of cotton or linen. [6 definitions]
sheet2 a cord, rope, or chain attached to one or both lower corners of a sail, for the purpose of moving it. [2 definitions]
sheet anchor a large spare anchor, carried for use in an emergency. [2 definitions]
sheet bend a knot that joins two ropes or the like by passing the end of one around and through a bight in the other.
sheeting wide cotton or linen fabric used esp. for making sheets. [3 definitions]
sheet lightning lightning reflected and diffused, often by a distant thunderstorm, that flashes like a sheet of light in the sky.
sheet metal metal that has been rolled into thin sheets or plates.
sheet music music printed on loose or unbound sheets of paper.
sheik the leader of an Arab community or tribe. [2 definitions]
shekel the chief monetary unit of Israel, equaling one hundred agorot. [2 definitions]
sheldrake any of various large wild European ducks, some species having mainly black-and-white plumage and others being brightly colored. [2 definitions]
shelf a thin, flat, usu. rectangular piece of wood, metal, or glass attached horizontally to a wall or in a cabinet, case, or the like for things to be kept upon. [3 definitions]
shelf life the length of time a product can be stored without spoiling or deteriorating.
shell a hard outer covering of a mollusk, which is being continually created by the animal itself and serves to protect it from injury and from predators. [12 definitions]
she'll contracted form of "she will."
shellac thin sheets or flakes of processed lac, used in making varnish and other products. [5 definitions]
shellback an old experienced sailor. [2 definitions]
shellbark the shagbark.