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3 definitions found
 for sherd
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sherd \Sherd\, n.
     A fragment; -- now used only in composition, as in potsherd.
     See Shard.
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           The thigh . . . which all in sherds it drove.
                                                    --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster] Shereef

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shard \Shard\ (sh[aum]rd), n. [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from
     the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a
     fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar[eth]. See Shear,
     and cf. Sherd.] [Written also sheard, and sherd.]
     1. A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like
        brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail.
        --Shak.
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              The precious dish
              Broke into shards of beauty on the board. --E.
                                                    Arnold.
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     2. (Zool.) The hard wing case of a beetle.
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              They are his shards, and he their beetle. --Shak.
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     3. A gap in a fence. [Obs.] --Stanyhurst.
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     4. A boundary; a division. [Obs. & R.] --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sherd
      n 1: a broken piece of a brittle artifact [syn: shard,
           sherd, fragment]

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