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 for shack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shack \Shack\, v. t. [Prov. E., to shake, to shed. See Shake.]
     1. To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest. [Prov. Eng.]
        --Grose.
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     2. To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn. [Prov. Eng.]
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     3. To wander as a vagabond or a tramp. [Prev.Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shack \Shack\, n. [Cf. Shack, v. i.]
     a small simple dwelling, usually having only one room and of
     flimsy construction; a hut; a shanty; a cabin. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shack \Shack\, n. [Cf. Scot. shag refuse of barley or oats.]
     1. The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which
        have fallen to the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. Liberty of winter pasturage. [Prov. Eng.]
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     3. A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a
        tramp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] --Forby.
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              All the poor old shacks about the town found a
              friend in Deacon Marble.              --H. W.
                                                    Beecher.
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              These miserable shacks are so low that their
              occupants cannot stand erect.         --D. C.
                                                    Worcester.
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     Common of shack (Eng.Law), the right of persons occupying
        lands lying together in the same common field to turn out
        their cattle to range in it after harvest. --Cowell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shack
      n 1: small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel,
           hut, hutch, shack, shanty]
      v 1: make one's home in a particular place or community; "may
           parents reside in Florida" [syn: reside, shack,
           domicile, domiciliate]
      2: move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly; "John trailed
         behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the
         horse cart" [syn: trail, shack]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "shack":
     Nissen hut, Quonset hut, booth, box, bum, cabin, caboose, camp,
     cot, cottage, crib, derelict, drifter, dump, floater, garrote,
     gatehouse, hobo, hovel, hut, hutch, kiosk, lean-to, lodge,
     outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, sentry box, shanty, shed, stall,
     street arab, tollbooth, tollhouse, tramp, traveler
  
  

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