1) A slice.

c.1690 take A shife of wheate bread & Toaste it well, Conistone. An undated recipe, probably from the early eighteenth century, gave the following advice: Take two young rabbets ...boil them in milk ... until tender ... pull the meat in shives. It could be used of detached pieces of wood or metal: 1669 received two shillings for the said iron ... bid this informant ... throw the greater peeces into a shive tubbe that stoode by, Rotherham.

dates 1669 1690 1700-1750

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