This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Cor. from L. scindula, a wooden tile.] A thin piece of pine, cypress, cedar, or oak used as a roof tile ; loose stones on the sea-shore or in the bed of a river.
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