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For noun 1-3 & verb 1-2: From Latin scindula (a thin piece of wood). Earliest documented use: 1200.
For noun 4-5: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1513.
For verb 3: From French cingler (to whip or beat), from German zängeln, from Zange (tongs). Earliest documented use: 1674.
“[Limited license legal technicians] apprentice under a lawyer for 3,000 hours before they hang their shingles.”
Robert Ambrogi; Who Says You Need a Law Degree to Practice Law?; The Washington Post; Mar 15, 2015.
“Some decisions are carefully constructed towers of logic framed in lists of pros and cons, shingled in trusted advice.”
G.P. Ching; The Grounded Trilogy Book One; Carpe Luna; 2014.
“Officers tracked the woman down using the car’s registration number and gave her advice that taking shingle from the beach was illegal.”
Woman Who ‘Stole’ Pebbles from a Beach; The Mirror (London, UK); Oct 2, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The power to command frequently causes failure to think. -Barbara Tuchman, author and historian (30 Jan 1912-1989)