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Definition of the noun shiralee

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noun - plural: shiralees

  1. burden, load
  2. [Australia] [colloquial] [obsolete] A type of swag shaped roughly like a leg of mutton when rolled up, carried over the shoulder usually with some other load on the chest to balance it. (Reference: D'Arcy Niland in the Aboriginalities section of The Bulletin magazine, 27 September 1957. Quoted by Bill Wannan, Australian Folklore, Lansdowne Press, 1970, reprint 1979 ISBN 0-7018-1309-1, under "Shiralee", page 475.)


"Shiralee" a.k.a. "The Shiralee" is a 1957 British film made by Ealing Studios, directed by Leslie Norman and based on the novel by D'Arcy Niland. Although all exterior scenes were filmed in Australia and Australian actors Charles Tingwell, Bill Kerr and Ed Devereaux played in supporting roles, the film is really a British film made in Australia, rather than an Australian film.

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

shiralee ; shirralee. A swag or bundle of blankets, etc.: Australian: from ca 1880; ob. Ex an Aboriginal word. cf. BLUEY. shirk . At Winchester, from ca 1860, shirk in is to walk, instead of plunging, into water, while shirk out is to go ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

shine shiner Shinner Shinola shiralee shirt shit shit-bag shit-eater shite-hawk shitface shithead. used a shim to get us in (1977). verb trans. 2 To open (a lock or door) with a shim 1972–. [From earlier sense, thin slip used to fill up or adjust the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

– 1999 Shiralee Morgan and drummer Adrian Bickle formed the band originally as Jeneaha in late 1996. After the recording of a demo, Jeneaha split; the pair changed the band name to Chalice. Chronicles of Dysphoria was recorded ...

Google previewThe Dinkum Dictionary (2010)

by Susan Butler

D'ArcyNiland, The Shiralee, 1955. The name of a successful new invention automatically becomes part of world English no matter where it comes from. The bionic ear may have been named by its inventors in Melbourne, but that is what it is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

Suzuki, Seizo; Keisei Rose Nursery 'Shiralee' HT, yb, 1965; flowers yellow flushed orange, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of British Film (2016)

Fourth edition by Brian McFarlane

and Peter FINCH's ditto in The Shiralee (1957); ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

shiralee, alsoswag Aus.col. bag containing allthe necessary things. shire Aus.ruralarea withits own elected council. shires Br.the ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

faggot, fasces, fasten, gather, huddle, hustle,knitch, packet, parcel, tumble 07 cluster,dorlach, fascine,package 08 fascicle,quantity, shiralee,woolpack 09 fascicule,shirralee, trousseau10 assortment, collection, fasciculus11 consignment,push ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Paul Seed; The Shiralee (1991) George Ogilvie; Summer's Lease (1991) Martyn Friend.

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Shiralee Meaning

Video shows what shiralee means. Burden, load. A type of swag that when rolled up resembles a leg of mutton, carried over the shoulder, usually with another ...

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