American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of shard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as shard.
- n. alternative spelling of shard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fragment; -- now used only in composition, as in pot
sherd. See shard.
- n. a broken piece of a brittle artifact
- From Middle English sherd, from Old English sceard. (Wiktionary)
“Every one taking an ostracon, a sherd, that is, or piece of earthenware, wrote upon it the citizens name he would have banished, and carried it to a certain part of the market-place surrounded with wooden rails.”
“Every one taking an ostracon, that is, a sherd, a piece of earthenware, wrote upon it the citizen's he would have banished, and carried it to a certain part of the market-place surrounded with wooden rails.”
“Every one taking an ostracon, a sherd, that is, or piece of earthenware, wrote upon it the citizen’s name he would have banished, and carried it to a certain part of the market-place surrounded with wooden rails.”
“(Genesis 41: 45,50; 46: 20) (B.C. Potsherd also in Authorized Version "sherd," a broken piece of earthenware.”
“I was walking on marine shell, rangia clam shell, walking out on a point I know, when I looked down, found a pot sherd, and then I started finding more and more, Travirca recalled.”
“And so even if there are affinities of language between the fragments of text on this sherd and what we find in the Hebrew Bible, that might only indicate that old sources were used a point of which most scholars have long been persuaded based on other considerations or that older texts were being imitated.”
“There is no definite archaeological evidence from Birdoswald between the post-Roman timber halls described above and one medieval pottery sherd from the twelfth/thirteenth century Wilmott 2001 p.”
“For Sagalassos alone, we have 33 depots and more then 50.000 finds (and then we are counting bulk finds, registered per context, and not every sherd individualy!)”
“Percentages of different pottery types of the Ottoman period by sherd count and sherd weight.”
“This is an area with evidence for human activity at 21 find-spots, where the early and middle Ottoman periods (ca. 15th-16th and 17th-18th centuries A.D.) are the most well-represented in the surface ceramic assemblages, with a total of approximately 40% of finds (by sherd count and sherd weight) dated to that period (Table 1).”
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