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shanty,

in music: see chanteychantey
or shanty
, work song with marked rhythm, particularly one sung by a group of sailors while hoisting sail or anchor or pushing the capstan. Often it has solo stanzas sung by a leader, the chanteyman, with a chorus repeated after each by the entire group.
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shanty

1. A hut, usually of wood; a small structure of rough character.
2. A temporary building on a construction site used for storage or as a contractor’s office.

shanty

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1. a ramshackle hut; crude dwelling
2. formerly, in Canada
a. a log bunkhouse at a lumber camp
b. the camp itself

shanty

2, shantey, chanty (US), chantey
a song originally sung by sailors, esp a rhythmic one forming an accompaniment to work.
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The minister also directed the authorities concerned that do not put the name of shanties in the list of illegal societies so that the provision of electricity and gas connections to native residents could be ensured.
According to details a rockslide hit shanties erected in an empty plot in midnight and it was only after two hours long self efforts that rescue teams reached the spot.
He said occupants of the shanties were able to get out of their houses, but Kimberly Espinili, 22, was pinned down in one of the shanties.
Initial Police report revealed that there were beggars living in the shanties and facts will be ascertained after thorough interrogation whether it is an incident or a terror act.
Strong winds fanned the flames racing through nearly a kilometer (half a mile) -long row of shanties in a village in suburban Quezon city in metropolitan Manila before dawn Thursday, said village officer Noel Carino.
Sources said that some harassed victims had approached the L- G's office on Wednesday morning alleging that the policemen demanded bribes when they reached their place to rebuild their shanties.
The poor people who were living on the banks in their shanties, their houses have been destroyed completely and there are just remains, left behind.
n There are more than 20,000 shanties, with at least five persons in each.
The Keelers first came together when the Tall Ships Races came to Newcastle in 1986, and since then have introduced sea shanties to generations of kids in the North East.
Mr Davis, from Heswall, explained: "Sea shanties are the worksongs used by seamen on merchant sailing ships, mostly during the 19th century.
When written, this law was really geared toward identifying shanties that are left out on the ice for days or weeks at a time.