Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SHAVE & more

My Word of the Day

To SHAVE (SHAVE) v.a. preterit shaved, part. shaved or shaven.][sceafan, Saxon; schaeven, Dutch.]1. To pare off with a razor.

He that is to be cleansed shall shave off all his hair. Bible Levit.

Zelim was the first of the Ottomans that did shave his beard: a bashaw ask’d why he alter’d the custom of his predecessors? He answered, because you bashaws may not lead me by the beard, as you did them. Bacon.

Dost thou not know this shaven pate? Truly it is a great man’s head. Knolles’s Hist. of the Turks.

I caused the hair of his head to be shaved off. Wiseman.2. To pare close to the surface.

Sweet bird!Thee chauntress, oft the woods among, I wooe to hear the evening song:And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth shaven green. Milt.

The bending scythe Shaves all the surface of the waving green. Gay.3. To skim by passing near, or slightly touching.

He shaves with level wing the deep; then soars Up to the fiery concave tow’ring high. Milton.4. To cut in thin slices.

Make some medley of earth, with some other plants bruis’d or shaven in leaf or root. Bacon.5. To strip; to oppress by extortion; to pillage.

Recent references to SHAVE on Twitter

@vantaepjms if they drop a cover today ill shave my eyebrows off

@marie_axo @kaaail3y Make sure you’re using non irritants for shaving, most shave creams are. New razors, exfoliate the skin b… https://t.co/GQbFA0IfeD

@LadyLally44 @ClarkButler_ You need a shave!

@pet_elle KandySpayed- Vaccinated Adult Norwegian Forest Cat Mix GOOD IN A HOME WITH Other cats gorgeous girl and very friend… https://t.co/QlWdohwWoe

@WLBubbles @RcSmitty9125 Not to shave!

@ykwatch_ebooks Sumo shave! Flavo engrave! Flash team’a Brave!

@pcypretender no nononoo chanyeol isnt allowed to shave his holy hair please

@Alexio144 Retweeted Bob Kostic (@causticbob):

I was talking to a girl in the bar last night.

She said, "If you lost a few… https://t.co/5FlcZyZxN8

@treasuretruck Today on #TreasureTruck, grab the @PanasonicGrooms Arc5 Electric Razor, just $89.95 (40% off, its lowest price ever… https://t.co/6p5IiI24EV

@yeahvictoriaaa_ @EelsTCT If your tweet makes Cam shave the goatee I’m blocking you

@ThornwolfArt @WolfSkullJack I call that whole situation “forgot to shave the elephant heads” bc knees kinda look like that 🐘 https://t.co/QvJV9qvBpR

@SchlaflysCorpse @R_Love317 @thehill That may be what you believe, but that’s not what the Bible says. Better hope you don’t shave or get tattoos

@scottishheliza If anyone sees me at parklife, I didn’t shave my legs because I “forgot” it’s obviously because I’m an amazing feminist

@manelboridas Do you shave your hair in your armpit? — Haha what a question. I’m plucking it 😂 https://t.co/fzRJtA3cub

@bunanatae 13. ldr is possible!! but im a touchy feely person i would want to hug my s/o at least thrice a day 14. PLEASE PLAY… https://t.co/tE5WFvOMeU

@lotpryland dollar shave club showing these companies how it’s done https://t.co/1QVB7kJ6Sg

@whydontwe927 Ik you’re hot Daniel… I know… but you gotta shave man… @SeaveyDaniel https://t.co/nWvabf8zLA

@AquelloG @PaulaBonaFide The divisiveness is by design. Shave some margin off @TheDemocrats left flank to help get right-wing… https://t.co/VeYMbQuv8I

@tropicjeanette Order today for guaranteed Fathers Day delivery perfect for #sensitive #skin #Dad #fathersday2018 #FathersDay… https://t.co/lkN0UdKLvy

@Sugarcookie002 I’m so ready to shave my head it’s ridiculous

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Bringontheadve1 “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see th… https://t.co/NK0YJHAThq

@VirtualCurency Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. Samuel Johnson

@agentsUNO "Only brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." – Samuel Johnson Your spontaneous… https://t.co/FoXfXUnLSu

@authorloyalty Modern writers are the moons of literature; they shine with reflected light, with light borrowed from the ancients. – Samuel Johnson

@ericnyaga Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. (Samuel Johnson)

@lmaruca @JackLynch000 How bout Samuel Johnson Bieber? Or am I just high on cough medicine?

@ThatDopeG @uti_201 @_DrEmbryo_ @Ody_johnson @Bigsisternaija @bimbomarley05 @dimheyji @Ajayi_samuel @Afoodel1 @TheRealTeecode… https://t.co/ziQceYQR6l

@davidbrooksbot Networks will define this age. Michel de Montaigne and Samuel Johnson are two paradoxes to her live stream video.

@NiaRadioNetwork #NowPlaying Power of God by Bishop Samuel Johnson on #WNIAGospelRadio inside the Gospel Quartet Rotation LISTEN NO… https://t.co/8pxb4XHhBZ

@fifivat @Ajayi_samuel @Ody_johnson @Afoodel1 @POUNLARS @EmiNiTybaba @InibeheEffiong @segalink Fourthed!

@JackLynch000 @conbrunstrom @BSECS Samuel Johnson would routinely hit 280 characters before he got to the independent clause of h… https://t.co/RPLN360BxA

@ModelElsaDavid Samuel Johnson~ The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

@emeraldrkesuma "Language is the dress of thought." (Samuel Johnson) ✿⊰✧♡✧⊱✿ #quote #twittbot

@rhepstein1 If you haven’t spent some time with Dr Johnson lately, why?


@uk_coins 2005 50P COIN SIR SAMUEL JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY FIFTY PENCE https://t.co/ispka7eSxK

@JunesHale "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." – Samuel Johnson #quote

@LA_Prays https://t.co/RHe6LnCiL6 Please pray for: Rep.@RepAbraham Sen. Jonathan W. Perry Sen.@teamkcp Rep. Patrick O. Je… https://t.co/DS2ADL6wAy

@UKCoinSales eBay: Very rare 50p coin. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary 1755. Saxon plural of penny. https://t.co/MCDT1QsZlP

@COLSponsoraVet "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." — Samuel Johnson https://t.co/8eFjNNT9S6

@drjohnsonshouse Wonderful article from @henryhitchings which looks at the Johnson we know and love, beyond the well known quotes an… https://t.co/BwEZeKkdNY

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *