Shack

Shack

, n. [Cf. Scot. shag refuse of barley or oats.] 1. The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. Liberty of winter pasturage. [Prov. Eng.]
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3. A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] Forby.
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All the poor old shacks about the town found a friend in Deacon Marble.
H. W. Beecher.
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These miserable shacks are so low that their occupants cannot stand erect.
D. C. Worcester.
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Common of shack (Eng.Law), the right of persons occupying lands lying together in the same common field to turn out their cattle to range in it after harvest. Cowell.
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