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  1. shard.
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Examples from the Web for sherd

Historical Examples

  • Finds include one Rhenish "Bellarmine" sherd and a pewter spoon handle.

    Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology

    Ivor Noel Hume

  • Aristides, hearing this, is said to have made no reply, but returned the sherd with his own name inscribed.

  • We entrust the sherd, the scarab, and the parchments to your keeping, till such time as we demand them back again.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • A few of the Roman names inscribed upon the sherd I have actually since found mentioned in history and other records.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • The native ware is easily recognizable by its smoothness and hardness; when struck with a stick a sherd emits a musical clink.

British Dictionary definitions for sherd


  1. a variant of shard
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