- Two heavy plaits lay like sheeny snakes over her bosom and the white sheet. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things- with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent- like through her fingers. - "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
- Sheeny Rose was the master of ceremonies and kept the door. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.