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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shore \Shore\, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. [1913 Webster] Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] In shore, near the shore. --Marryat. On shore. See under On. Shore birds (Zool.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore. Shore crab (Zool.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California. Shore lark (Zool.), a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark. Shore plover (Zool.), a large-billed Australian plover (Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc. Shore teetan (Zool.), the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]