from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mining.) Rounded stones containing tin ore, lying at the surface of the ground, and indicating a vein.
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You don't complain: but your few lines this morning make the impression on me of having been written under 'a dark brown shadd! '
So that there is ever a 'dark brown shadd' in all my little reunions.
He dressed with remarkable ministerial taste, wearing the "shadd coat," straight breasted vest, and was the very picture of a "fine old-fashioned gentleman."