be a shingle short

Australian Slang
be eccentric; mentally disturbed

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  • shingle short on the roof of life — Australian Slang a bit slow …   English dialects glossary

  • Be a shingle short — be eccentric; mentally disturbed …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • shingle — shingle1 shingler, n. /shing geuhl/, n., v., shingled, shingling. n. 1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings. 2. a woman s close cropped… …   Universalium

  • shingle — I. /ˈʃɪŋgəl / (say shingguhl) noun 1. a thin piece of wood, slate, etc., usually oblong and with one end thicker than the other, used in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and sides of houses. 2. a woman s close cropped haircut. 3. Originally US …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shingle — can refer to: *A flat covering element for a roof, including **Shake (roof) **Roof shingle * Shingle beach, especially in Western Europe, a beach composed of pebbles * Shingle, an algorithm to detect duplicate documents in search engine *… …   Wikipedia

  • shingle — Ⅰ. shingle [1] ► NOUN ▪ a mass of small rounded pebbles, especially on a seashore. DERIVATIVES shingly adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. shingle [2] ► …   English terms dictionary

  • shingle — shingle1 [shiŋ′gəl] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw singel, akin to MDu singele, coastal detritus < ?] Chiefly Brit. 1. large, coarse, waterworn gravel, as found on a beach 2. an area, as a beach, covered with this shingly adj. shingle2… …   English World dictionary

  • Short Beach (Oregon) — Short Beach is a 1,000 meter stretch of beach on the northern Oregon Coast in the United States. It is not named for its length. Locals guess that both the beach and the creek that runs onto it Short Creek, several miles in length were named… …   Wikipedia

  • Shingle Oak — Taxobox name = Shingle Oak image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus sectio = Lobatae species = Q. imbricaria binomial = Quercus imbricaria binomial… …   Wikipedia

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