sailstone n magnet;
[Icelandic 'segull' ~ 19th century back-formation from 'segulsteinn', adapted from Middle Low German 'segelstēn', from segel 'sail' + stēn 'stone']
sake vb to disagree, argue; argue, disagree
[OE sacan, meaning to contend, disagree, or dispute]
saltern n an area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands; salt works
[OED; salt + aern 'dwelling']
samefeel vb to share in another's feeling or emotions (used with with: "I samefeel with you"; empathize
[compound of same + feel]
sam vb to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean; {{{synonyms}}}
[from ME sammen, samnen, OE samnian, ġesamnian (“to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean”), Proto-Germanic *samnōną (“to gather”), Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one”)]
sandfarer n nomad of the desert (dry-land): a bedouin.; herder-wanderer - Mongolian nomad.
[compound of sand & farer]
sarecraft n technology;
[from OE searocræft]
seaberg n rocky sea outcrop;
[OE sæbeorg]
sea-dust n salt.; sodium chloride
[OE sea: a division of an ocean or water partially enclosed by land & dust: fine dry, small powdery particles.]
searim n coast;
skiðe n physical harm or damage to a person; injury
[OE sciethan]
seldseen adj rare; seldom, hardly ever seen, uncommon, unfamiliar
[CED(Obsolete) OE seldsīne ME seldsene]
selfdo-ly adj done or happening without any influence from the outside, as if by reflex or habit; automatic
[compound of self + do + ly]
selfstanding adj able to work and live alone without outside help; independent
settledom n a culture or a civilised societal structure, either as a whole or an individual society; civilisation
[neologism, from settle + -dom]
settlegang n a heavenly body's course of sinking below the horizon; sunset
[OE setlgang]
shakeneedy adj having a very great desire, need; offering so little chance for improvement as to cause despair; desperate
[compound of shake + need + y]
shakeshaft n a argumentative and confrontational person.; take on; come up against
[derived from the Old English schakken, meaning to brandish, and speer, meaning spear.]
shareware n a type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience;
[OE words 'sheep & fold'.]
shedtear n one prone to weeping and lamentation. 2. one who cries or sheds tears to take control of a troubling situation.;
[O.E words 'shed' & 'tear']
shedwise adj sagacious intelligent discerning discriminating rational reasonable wise;
[OE sceadwis]
sheepfold n enclosure for keeping sheep;
sheepmonger n seller or trader of sheep;
shipshape adj neat, orderly;
[ship +‎ shape; of nautical origin, based on the obligation of a sailor to keep his/her quarters arranged neatly and securely against the inevitable turbulence at sea. It also implies a neat and efficient packing to fit into the limited space typically allotted to service members aboard ship.]
shiðe vb to tear down or bring to an end by wrecking, ruining, killing, etc.; destroy
[OE sciethan]
shiremight n power of the local community, self-rule of people free of a professional political class; democracy
[shire ‘local community’ + might ‘power’, loanshift from Gk δῆμος ‘rural district’ + κράτος ‘might’]
shopwise n about or regarding matters or issues at one's place of work.;
[OE "shop" & "wise".]
short eats n a snack;
[OE "short" & "eats" from Sri Lankan English.]
shredling n a minute portion, part, portion, nano-bit.; shreddings, mote, small bite
[OE "scread"]
shutting-in n the evening.; the dusk, nightfall.
[OE "shut"]
sickhouse n building or structure used to care for the sick or injured; hospital, infirmary
[neologism, in part inspired by OE lǽcehús "leech-house" (leech=doctor), from sick + house]
sidely adj sober sedate modest discreet;
[OE sidlic]
silebeam n architrave;
[sile 'column, pillar, support' (<OE sýl) + beam]
sithen [1] adv Obsolete word for "since then"; after that, afterwards, subsequently
[CED (Obsolete) OE siþþan, ME ſiþen/siþen † This word can be located at the beginning of the manuscript for Sir Gawain and The Green Knight in Middle English. This is byspled as "Siþen þe ſege ⁊ þe aſſaut watz ſeſed at Troye".]
silver 'a shoe of silver makes iron soft.' pvb a bribe will soften the heart of the most obdurate;
sinwash vb cleanse from sin; absolve
[compound of sin + wash]
smay vb consider think about mediate examine scrutinize;
[OE smeagan]
snakehead n a smuggler, particularly one from China, who specializes in getting people into another country without going through normal immigration channels; people smuggler
[OE snaca & heafod; term may come from the "creative smuggling" routes that snake from country to country before entering the target nation.]
snake-whisperer n one who adopts a sympathetic view of the needs and desires of the snake.; horse-whisper; dog-whisperer,
[Old English : snake & whisperer; by analogy with 'horse-whisper' A 33-year-old Malaysian firefighter who had earned the name the “snake whisperer” died Friday, a few days after he was bitten by his pet cobra.]

soom n agreement;
[Old English "som", meaning agreement, somewhat linked to "seem"]
soot n a black carbonaceous substance or deposit consisting of fire particles formed by the combustion of coal, wood, oil or other fuels; coom, smut
[OE sot]
soot-dew n a black fulginous grime coating plants and buildings.; coom, smut
[OE sot and "dew"]
sooth n true; fact, legitimacy, reality
[OED (Archaic) Proto-Germanic ᛉᚨᚾᚦᚨᛇ (sanþaz), OE ſoþlic/sōþlīċ & ſoþlice/sōþlīċe (sōþ +‎ -līċ) , ME ſooþ or sooþ. Cognates with Old Saxon sōð, Old Norse sannr (ᛌᛆᚿᛧ/ᛋᛅᚾᛦ) and saðr (ᛌᛆᚦᛧ/ᛋᛅᚦᛦ, Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌹𐍃]
soothfather n God, King of Truth and Justice; All-mighty, Heavenly Father, Drighten,
soothly adv in truth; in sooth,verily, truly, legitimately
[same as sooth]
so-so-ish adj indifferent, passable, of indifferent quality or performance; mediocrity
[OE: "So-so": fair & "ish" - inclined.]
Soul: One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul yet no one comes to sit by it. phr an expression of a lovelorn and lonely Vincent Van Gogh.;
soul scot n a due paid on behalf of a deceased person to the church of the parish to which he belonged; mortuary; death duty; deadhouse
[OE sawol, "soul" & scet, "a payment"]
soul thief n lucifer, old sooty, and all the false prophets who seek to rob others of their soul and spirit; Satan, shuck
[OE sawol, "soul" & thief, "a robber"]
soul whisperer n one who cares for the soul and the eternal life of others.; clergy (collectively); proselytiser.
[OE sawol, "soul" & whisperer, "a carer"]
spelk n a surgical splint; a splinter or chip, a small strip of wood; a thatching rod; support, slip of wood, cleft off
[archaism, from OE spelc]
spinse vb to live as a spinster (temporarily), of married woman or one soon to be married;
[backformation of 'spinster']
sprout-month n the second month of the year (so called because the cabbages begin to sprout); February
[OE, from Sprote-Kalemonath]
stalworth adj steady, strong, serviceable;
[OED; <OE stælwirþe]
stepmeal adv by degrees, gradually;
[OE stæpmælum]
stiff stander n cow;
[OE: from an old Nursery rhyme.]
still-hill n cemetery, necropolis; lichfield, graveyard
[OE: still: not moving, silent & hill:]
stire vb to break up the quiet or stillness of; to upset mentally or emotionally, make uneasy, anxious; disturb
[from stir (vowel change from schwa to /aI/; akin to German stören)]
stolen-time n time stolen when served in prison for a crime one has not committed.; stolen time
[OE: stolen and time:]
stonewall adj certain, stone cold;
stoorthlore n mathematics;
[a direct calque of Icelandic "stærðfræði".]
stop stick n a spike strip (also known as traffic spikes, tire shredders, stingers, stop sticks, a stinger in police slang, and formally known as a tire deflation device) is a device or weapon used to impede or stop the movement of wheeled vehicles by puncturing their tires.; stingers
[OE: 'stop' & 'stick']
stowaway n a person who hides on a ship, aircraft or other vehicle;
streave n consonant;
[OE: blend of 'stop' & 'breathe' (Barnes suggestion for consonant)]
street-whisperer n a good samaritan, social worker who cares for the disadvantaged, the sick, the drug-addicted, the homeless etc.; good samaritan
[OE: stræt & whisperer: one who acts & speak caringly]


stringer n a newspaper correspondent; news photographer who is retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place;
sucklewight n mammal;
[suck(le) OE 'sūcan' + wight OE 'wiht'
akin to Dutch 'Zoogdier' and German 'Säugetier']
swanling n the young of a swan; cygnet
swamb n fungus;
[from OE swamm]
sward n the skin of the body; the rind of the pork; the surface of soil covered by grass or herbage; skin, rind, stretch of grass, gair
[uncommon, from OE swearþ, swarð]
swarm smart n collective intelligent; .
[OE. swearm: large cluster of insects. & smeotan: clever.]
swey adj silent;
[OE swige]
swincraft n music;
[OE swin 'sound, melody' + -craft]
sye n victory; overthrow, win
[update of OE sige]