shingles

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shingles \Shin"gles\, noun [OF. cengle a girth, F. sangle, fr. L. cingulum a girdle, fr. cingere to gird. Cf. {Cincture}, {Cingle}, {Surcingle}.] (Med.) A kind of herpes ({Herpes zoster}) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lap \Lap\, verb (used with an object) [OE. lappen to fold (see {Lap}, noun); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.]

1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.

2. To wrap or wind around something.

About the paper . . . I lapped several times a slender thread of very black silk. --Sir I. Newton.

3. To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.

Her garment spreads, and laps him in the folds. --Dryden.

4. To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one.

5. (Carding & Spinning) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working.

{To lap boards}, {shingles}, etc., to lay one partly over another.

{To lap timbers}, to unite them in such a way as to preserve the same breadth and depth throughout, as by scarfing. --Weale.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

shingles

noun

1: eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia [syn: {herpes zoster}, {zoster}, {shingles}]

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