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 Meanings and Examples of SHIELD
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shield
 n.  protective covering or structure; a large, flat object made of metal or leather that soldiers held to protect themselves
Classic Sentence: (92 in 7 pages)
1  But the two snakes glide away to the high sanctuary and seek the fierce Tritonian's citadel, and take shelter under the goddess' feet beneath the circle of her shield.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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2  Thus speaking, he next dons the plumed helmet and beautifully blazoned shield of Androgeus, and fits the Argive sword to his side.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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3  Thus the old man spoke, and launched his weak and unwounding spear, which, recoiling straight from the jarring brass, hung idly from his shield above the boss.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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4  Thereat I again gird on my sword, and fitting my left arm into the clasps of the shield, strode forth of the palace.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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5  I fix against the doorway a hollow shield of brass, that tall Abas had borne, and mark the story with a verse: These arms Aeneas from the conquering Greeks.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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6  At summons they bear away the helmet and shield, and leave palm and bull to Entellus.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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7  One snatches a helmet hurriedly from his house, another backs his neighing horses into the yoke; and arrays himself in shield and mail-coat triple-linked with gold, and girds on his trusty sword.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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8  After them beautiful Aventinus, born of beautiful Hercules, displays on the sward his palm-crowned chariot and victorious horses, and carries on his shield his father's device, the hundred snakes of the Hydra's serpent-wreath.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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9  They shape a mighty shield, to receive singly all the weapons of the Latins, and weld it sevenfold, circle on circle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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10  These things he admires on the shield of Vulcan, his mother's gift, and rejoicing in the portraiture of unknown history, lifts on his shoulder the destined glories of his children.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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11  The flying spear whistles through the darkness of the night, and comes full on the shield of Sulmo, and there snaps, and the broken shaft passes on through his heart.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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12  At once strange light flashed from his eyes, and his armour rang terribly; the blood-red plumes flicker on his head, and lightnings shoot sparkling from his shield.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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13  Therefore neither with shield nor hand can he keep his ground, so overpoweringly from all sides comes upon him the storm of weapons.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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14  Up and arise, and ere the coming of the Dawn bid thy crews be called to arms; and take thou the shield which the Lord of Fire forged for victory and rimmed about with gold.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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15  And now his Trojans and his camp are in his sight as he stands high astern, when next he lifts the blazing shield on his left arm.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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Example Sentence:
1  Look for something that can act as a shield, like a dustbin lid.
2  Water is not an effective shield against the sun's more harmful rays.
3  This car polish is an effective shield against rust.
4  Dark glasses are an effective shield against the glare.
5  They are accused of trying to shield the General from US federal investigators.
6  Women will often lie to shield even the most abusive partner.
7  She did not recognize the coat of arms on his shield.
8  The nose of the space capsule is protected by a heat shield.
9  Mr. Putin poured scorn on the plans to build a new missile shield in Eastern Europe.
10  I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon.
11  Mr. Bale seems to think his stardom is a shield and nothing bad can happen to him!
12  Adding Continental to the litigation against the largest U.S. automaker creates an alternative avenue for plaintiffs to seek damages because GM's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization may shield the carmaker from liability for the claims.
13  The ozone layer shields the planet from damaging ultra-violet rays, which can cause skin cancer and eye cataracts, and has been recovering after a phase-out of damaging chemicals under the U.N.'s 1987 Montreal Protocol.
14  In the chill of deep space, bacteria somehow shielded from cosmic radiation might survive dormant for millions of years.
15  For roadway luminaries, I estimate an illumination increase with proper shielding to perhaps 115 percent of the unshielded level.