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shard

 (shärd) also sherd (shûrd)
n.
1. A broken piece or fragment, as of pottery or glass.
2. Zoology A tough scale or covering, such as the elytron of a beetle.

[Middle English sherd, from Old English sceard, cut, notch; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shard

(ʃɑːd) or

sherd

n
1. a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
2. (Zoology) zoology a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle
[Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch]

Shard

(ʃɑːd)
n
(Placename) a tall building, resembling a shard of glass, in London, at London Bridge. Designed by Renzo Piano and completed in 2012, it is for mixed commercial, residential, and leisure use and is the tallest habitable building in the UK. Height: 310 m (1,016 ft)

shard

(ʃɑrd)

also sherd



n.
1. a fragment, esp. of broken earthenware.
2. Zool.
a. a scale.
b. a shell, as of an egg or snail.
c. the hardened forewing of a beetle; elytron.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceard, c. Old Frisian skerd, Middle High German scharte, Old Norse skarth; akin to shear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shard - a broken piece of a brittle artifactshard - a broken piece of a brittle artifact
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
potsherd - a shard of pottery

shard

noun fragment, bit, piece, chip, scrap, particle, shiver, sliver shards of glass flying through the air

shard

noun
Residual matter:
butt, end, fragment, ort (often used in plural), scrap, stub.
Translations

shard

[ʃɑːd] Ntiesto m, casco m, fragmento m

shard

[ˈʃɑːrd] n [glass, metal] → éclat m; [pottery] → tesson m

shard

n(Ton)scherbe f

shard

[ʃɑːd] n (frm) → coccio
References in classic literature ?
It lay scattered, in splintered shards, upon the grass.
Carefully Holmes held each separate shard to the light, but in no way did it differ from any other shattered piece of plaster.
There were the broken shards; there was the spilt water drying in the sun, and through the cracks of the veranda showed, all ribbed, the white house-wall below - and thrice twelve was thirty-six!
May bloom in prison air; The shard, the pebble, and the flint,
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The merchant is up and ready to sell players new exotic items in exchange for legendary shards.
To promote local artistry and ecotourism, the Provincial Government of Camiguin in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT)-10 showcases 80 paintings of local artists from the province and Cagayan de Oro City in Shards: Sea to Shores Treasures, a CDO-Camiguin art collaboration on December 8 to January 3, 2019 at DOT Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City.
"Takis and I had discussed the potential of finding the Toba shards in the sediments of our archaeological site, and with his eagle eye, he found one," explains Curtis W.
Although pieces from repaired vessels rarely amount to more than one percent of all shards collected during archaeological research at any given site, such examples are easily recognized by the presence of mend holes (Young and Nagrant, 2004).
INGREDIENTS For the posset: 500ml/17.5floz double cream 110ml/4floz milk 140g/5oz caster sugar 30ml/2tbsp freshly pressed lemon juice 30ml/2tbsp freshly pressed lime juice Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon 200g/7oz fresh blueberries For the sesame caramel shards: 115g/4oz caster sugar 60ml/4tbsp water 30g/2tbsp sesame seeds METHOD 1.
delicious dessert INGREDIENTS For the posset: 500ml/17.5floz double cream 110ml/4floz milk 140g/5oz caster sugar 30ml/2tbsp freshly pressed lemon juice 30ml/2tbsp freshly pressed lime juice Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon 200g/7oz fresh blueberries For the sesame caramel shards: 115g/4oz caster sugar 60ml/4tbsp water 30g/2tbsp sesame seeds METHOD 1.
In Twist of the Blade, the second book in The Shards of Excalibur series, Edward Willett intensifies the stakes for Ariane Forsythe and Wally Knight as they continue their quest (begun in Song of the Sword) against Rex Major, aka Merlin, to reforge Excalibur and save the world.