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In the Bible, a young man who with Abednego and Meshach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace into which they were thrown by Nebuchadnezzar.


(ˈʃædræk; ˈʃeɪ-)
(Bible) Old Testament one of Daniel's three companions, who, together with Meshach and Abednego, was miraculously saved from destruction in Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace (Daniel 3:12–30)


(ˈʃæd ræk, ˈʃeɪ dræk)

a companion of Daniel who, with Meshach and Abednego, was thrown into the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar and came out unharmed. Dan. 3:12–30.
References in classic literature ?
It has pleased Our Lady and my patron saint to bless the pittance to which I restrain myself, even as the pulse and water was blessed to the children Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego, who drank the same rather than defile themselves with the wine and meats which were appointed them by the King of the Saracens.
Zak (Steve Halliwell) grows concerned Shadrach will tell Lisa about his supposed affair with Rosemary, while Louise confesses her insecurities to Daz.
Shadrach sees an opportunity to win over his family.
And who needs a whirlpool spa when you've Shadrach to provide non-stop bubbles?
However, when Shadrach starts to panic, Chas goes along to the meeting in secret.
Jo should know better than to buy goats from Shadrach for her new milk business.
Shadrach has picked a good time to become teetotal but the rest aren't going to go without a fight.
Meanwhile, it's Laurel's turn to give Shadrach a shoulder to cry on when he pays a trip to Daniel's grave.
Val and Rodney are Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh, while the Dingles go medieval, with Shadrach wellcast as the fool and Zak using artistic licence as a dashing knight.
Toni is faced with a dilemma when Paddy buys her a new dress, while Shadrach realises Belle's teacher is one of his old flames.
There's no evidence of Shadrach and Eli having any of her intelligence during their first day as drivers for Debbie's Cabs.
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