- A slice, especially of bread.
- 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
- :In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
- (obsolete) A sheave.
- A beam or plank of split wood.
- A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
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