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Shimei

(2 syl.), in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is designed for Slingsby Bethel, the lord mayor.

Shimei, whose youth did early promise bring,
Of zeal to God and hatred to his king;
Did wisely from expensive sins refrain,
And never broke the Sabbath but for gain.

Part 1, lines 548-551.

Shinar The land of the Chaldees.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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