(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