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hang out (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging out my shingle.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang up (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging up my shingle.
See also: hang, shingle, up

hang out one's shingle

Open an office, especially a professional practice, as in Bill's renting that office and hanging out his shingle next month. This American colloquialism dates from the first half of the 1800s, when at first lawyers, and later also doctors and business concerns, used shingles for signboards.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out your shingle

begin to practise a profession. North American
The main and oldest sense of shingle is ‘a wooden roofing tile’, but in the early 19th century the word developed the more general sense of ‘a piece of board’, while in the USA it also acquired the particular meaning ‘a small signboard’. Literally, hanging out your shingle refers to hanging up a sign that advertises your profession.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out/up your ˈshingle

(American English, informal) start to do business from your home, especially as a doctor or a lawyer: After graduating, he decided to hang out a shingle as a consultant.
See also: hang, out, shingle, up

shit on a shingle

n. creamed chipped beef on toast. (see also creamed foreskins. Military. Usually objectionable.) Oh, no, it’s shit on a shingle again tonight.
See also: on, shingle, shit
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Missouri is among the first states to use recycled tear-off shingles in road resurfacing and highway rebuilding projects, according to a report in the News-Leader (Springfield, Mo.
The objective of the roof temperature assessment project was to document and analyze actual thermal load histories of various wood components and shingle materials as used in traditional North American light-framed construction.
The damage, measured by fractures in the shingle mat and the loss of surface granules, is used to classify shingles: Class 1 shingles are the least resistant and Class 4 the most resistant.
Depending on the product line, a three-tab shingle may come with a warranty ranging from 20 to 30 years, which is one reason architects and builders like it.
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The very earliest version of the Haag Shingle Gauge, released in 1993, was shaped more like a key than a tuning fork.
The adhesive strip bonds to the shingle above it, creating a nice tight seal, reducing the chance of wind damage and water infiltration.
Assume the same facts in the above example, but instead Z replaces the wooden shingles with asphalt shingles that are maintenance flee, have a better fire rating and a 50-year warranty.
Taking both the considerable benefits as well as the strong safety record into account, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that all adults age 60 and older receive the vaccine to protect against shingles.
Researchers found that, overall, in those ages 60 and above the vaccine reduced the occurrence of shingles by about 50 percent.
Ruth a 79-year-old woman, said her case of shingles was causing her so much pain she couldn't bear to put on her clothes or have sheets touch her skin.
Shingles (herpes zoster) occurs when there is reactivation of chickenpox virus, which has been lying dormant in the dorsal root ganglion after the original infection.
Shingles will oversee and administer current and future customer installations of the Noetica Synthesys Software Framework.
If "install" is used, the contractor is expected to show up with labor and equipment to put a specific type of shingles on the building.
Construction Materials Recycling Association member Peerless Landfill has supplied recycled shingles used as part of the asphalt pavement for a two-mile section of Lindbergh Boulevard, a Missouri state road in southern St.