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Shy

(shī),
George Milton, U.S. neurologist, 1919-1967. See: Shy-Drager syndrome.

Shy

Abbreviation for 6-mercaptopurine.

shy

timid.

shy breeder
difficult to get pregnant because of timid disposition and disinclination to copulate.
shy feeder
fussy, finicky eater; difficult to get to eat a full feed.
References in classic literature ?
A man of indomitable courage, it was said that the only thing he shied at was the sight of his own blood, which was thick and of an unusual colour.
Jane Clayton's horse shied suddenly at an object half hidden in the long grasses of an open space in the jungle.
I shied a small stone at him and bade him shut up--his uncanny noise made me nervous.