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shingle

1. coarse gravel, esp the pebbles found on beaches
2. a place or area strewn with shingle

Shingle

 

rock fragments 1-10 cm in diameter that have been rounded to varying degrees. The sharp-pointed fragments are rounded by the running water of rivers or by lake and seacoast waves. Sea shingle usually has a flatter shape than river shingle. Shingle is categorized as small (1-2.5 cm), medium (2.5-5 cm), and large (5-10 cm). Shingle is used chiefly in road construction.


Shingle

 

a wooden roofing material in the form of a small plate having a wedge-like cross section. The sharp edge of the shingle fits into a groove in the thick edge of the neighboring shingle when the roof is covered. Shingles are made by hand (by splitting radially) and by machine (by sawing) from a straight layer of white spruce (the best shingles), pine, or aspen. Shingles are 50–60 cm long and 9–11 cm wide. They will last, depending on the climate and on the type and treatment of the wood used, for 25–35 years. Shingles are used in rural construction.

shingle

[′shiŋ·gəl]
(geology)
Pebbles, cobble, and other beach material, coarser than ordinary gravel but roughly the same size and occurring typically on the higher parts of a beach.
(materials)
A rectangular piece of wood, metal, or other material that is used like a tile and arranged in overlapping rows for covering roofs and walls.

shingle

A roofing unit of wood, asphaltic material, slate, tile, concrete, asbestos cement, or other material cut to stock lengths, widths, and thickness; used as an exterior covering on sloping roofs and side walls; applied in an overlapping fashion; usually in one of the following designs: chisel pattern, coursed pattern, diamond pattern, fishscale pattern, sawtooth pattern. Also see wood shingle and pine shingle.
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Scarlets: S Evans; M Tagicakibau (S Shingler 55), R King (G Owen 62), H Parkes, DTH van der Merwe; A Thomas, A Davies (R Williams 72); R Evans, E Phillips (K Myhill 65), S Lee (R Jones 59), J Ball, L Rawlins, A Shingler (M Paulino 59), J Barclay (captain), M Allen
The Scarlets eventually found their feet and threatened a try of their own on 14 minutes when Davies' sniping break was followed by Van der Merwe hitting a great angle at pace with Aaron Shingler held up just short of the line.
Shingler, though, could be in the box-seat after impressing during last week's senior Wales trial match.
Boss Andy "It was obviously a bit of a roller-coaster at the start and it kind of led on really with a few hearings and generally it didn't go Scotland's way," said Shingler, who was part of the London Irish team which qualified from the opening round of the J.
As the IRB has been advised that Shingler represented Wa l e s Under-20 against France Under-20 in 2011 it would therefore indicate that he is tied to Wales and ineligible to play for anyone else.
LLANELLI: tries: Bayliss, Knoyle, Keenan, A Shingler; conversions: S Shingler (3); penalties: S Shingler (2), Ford.
Shingler pronounces his company's name as three individual letters - E.
Regan King, John Barclay and James Davies took the thrilling counter on, only for Shingler to fail to gather the final pass with the line at his mercy.
22 STEVEN SHINGLER kicked a last-gasp penalty to make it five wins from five for the Scarlets and move Wayne Pivac's side top of the Guinness Pro 12 table.
Llanelli refused kicks at goal in favour of field position before fly half Steve Shingler put over a simple penalty.
David Shingler, 54, took the potassium cyanide powder from his workplace in May and swallowed it while in his car.
Morgan, a full-back or fly-half who will join Bristol from the Ospreys for next season, will head to Springbok territory alongside fellow Test match rookies Jordan Williams, Steven Shingler and Gareth Davies.