Saturday, 29 June 2013



  1. not at ease in the company of others
  2. easily frightened; timid
  3. often foll by of watchful or wary
  4. (poker) (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
  5. (of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
  6. foll by of (informal (mainly US & Canadian) short (of)
  7. in combination showing reluctance or disinclination
-verb (intr.)
  1. to move suddenly, as from fear
  2. usually foll by off or away to draw back; recoil
  1. a sudden movement, as from fear 

He would shy away
But for the tight ledge under his paws
Unsure of the silly tourist
Addressing him in Italian

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