shy englannista suomeksi
heittää, paiskata, viskata
Easily frightened; timid.
1726, (w), ''Gulliver's Travels''
- The horses of the army, and those of the royal stables, having been daily led before me, were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.
1712, (w), ''The History of John Bull''
- What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.
1641, (w), ''The Characters of Robert Devereux and George Villiers''
- Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of their successors.
(RQ:Boyle Some Considerations Touching Experimental Essays in Genera)
- I am very shy of building any thing of moment upon foundations
(RQ:Hughes Tom Brown)
An act of throwing.
- Foker discharged a prodigious bouquet at her, and even Smirke made a feeble shy with a rose, and blushed dreadfully when it fell into the pit
1846, ''Punch'' Volume 10
- If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.
2008, (w), ''Kieron Smith, Boy'', Penguin 2009, p. 55:
- The game had started. A man was chasing the ball, it went out for a shy.
A place for throwing.