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  • n. Plural form of potsherd.


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  • Then he pulled at it and found therein potsherds and broken glass; whereupon he began to speak these verses: —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There's a theater completely covered by trees and brush, and bits of a massive wall, and of course everywhere you go, you're walking on ancient potsherds, which is simply normal for Turkey.


  • In another week or two the plants must be shifted again into pots a little larger, always using light rich mould to fill up the pots, and taking care that the pots are well drained by putting potsherds, that is, pieces of broken pot, at the bottom.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Fragments of pottery, called potsherds, are one of the most-common finds discovered on archaeological sites.

    The Daily News - News

  • He led Joe over potsherds and broken fire bricks and several bent Barbie dolls to an old cart path that ran between two stone walls and two noble and gnarled rows of old maples, path and walls and trees separating two good fields.

    Blues Machine

  • The other women did likewise, and when the wall was attacked, stood shoulder to shoulder with us, in the midst of our spears and arrows raining down potsherds and cobblestones on the heads of the Snub-Noses.

    Chapter 21

  • Nay, men will not have it otherwise; and when an individual urges that his reason has placed him above the beast, and that, without the impelling madness, he can mate with greater wisdom and potency, then the poets and singers rise up and fling potsherds at him.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Peru claimed it had loaned Yale the collection of silver jewelry, ceramic jars potsherds and bones and was now demanding their return.

    'Cradle of Gold'

  • Selected potsherds from sites of the central Tanzanian coast region illustrating the evolution from EIW (top two rows) through EIW/TIW transitional (middle two rows) to TIW (bottom two rows).

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • Had I had such a thing, I reflected, Uncle Lamb would have filled it with potsherds long before I could have got near it with a bunch of daisies.

    Sick Cycle Carousel


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