shale \ˈshāl\ : n.1 – a fissile rock that is formed by the consolidation of clay, mud, or silt; has a finely stratified or laminated structure; and is composed of minerals essentially unaltered since deposition

n.2 – the one and only University of Kentucky undergraduate arts journal that is formed semesterly by the consolidation of poetry, prose, and art, and is composed of about twenty skilled staffers (and one jackrabbit)