Even the restaurant sector is losing jobs, shedding 10,600 workers in July, the third consecutive decline.
The company is shedding 5,400 of its 63,500 employees and taking a number of charges that will halve its quarterly profits.
Now, someone who once supplied famous friends with drugs is talking, shedding light on the seedier side of Hollywood living.
Could the “Ice Queen” be shedding her “Nuclear Wintour” persona and growing soft with old age?
In fact, their recovery is partly due to shedding workers and pension costs.
They held each other in a warm embrace, shedding silent tears.
Your cause is too French and too pure to be soiled in shedding French blood.
shedding heavy hats and knapsacks, they had run down to fill their canteens and water-barrels.
I sit, an audience, shedding crocodile tears at a melodrama.
He passed his days shedding light and warmth around him like a substantial sunbeam, distributing favours with both hands.
"building for storage," 1855, earlier "light, temporary shelter" (late 15c., shadde), possibly a dialectal variant of a specialized use of shade (n.). Originally of the barest sort of shelter. Or from or influenced in sense development by Middle English schudde (shud) "a shed, hut."
"cast off," Old English sceadan, scadan "to divide, separate, part company; discriminate, decide; scatter abroad, cast about," strong verb (past tense scead, past participle sceadan), from Proto-Germanic *skaithan (cf. Old Saxon skethan, Old Frisian sketha, Middle Dutch sceiden, Dutch scheiden, Old High German sceidan, German scheiden "part, separate, distinguish," Gothic skaidan "separate"), from *skaith "divide, split."
According to Klein's sources, this probably is related to PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (cf. Sanskrit chid-, Greek skhizein, Latin scindere "to split;" Lithuanian skedzu "I make thin, separate, divide;" Old Irish scian "knife;" Welsh chwydu "to break open"). Related: Shedding. A shedding-tooth (1799) was a milk-tooth or baby-tooth.
In reference to animals, "to lose hair, feathers, etc." recorded from c.1500; of trees losing leaves from 1590s; of clothes, 1858. This verb was used in Old English to gloss Late Latin words in the sense "to discriminate, to decide" that literally mean "to divide, separate" (cf. discern). Hence also scead (n.) "separation, distinction; discretion, understanding, reason;" sceadwisnes "discrimination, discretion."