from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of shoad.
  • v. Alternative spelling of shoad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See shoad, shoading.
  • n. The parting of the hair on the head.
  • n. The top of the head; the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To seek for a vein or mineral deposit by following the shodes, or tracing them to the source from which they were derived.
  • n. Separation; distinction.
  • n. A chasm or ravine.
  • n. The line of parting of the hair on the head; the top of the head.
  • n. In mining, a loose fragment of veinstone; a part of the outcrop of a vein which has been moved from its original position by gravity, marine or fiuviatile currents, glacial action, or the like.
  • n. Refuse material used in the adulteration of oil-cake.


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  • I know I beat a dead horse and I assume that the problem arises from software agents running unsupervised, but the only examples offered for this word in English (or pseudo-English) are in the ghastly gibberish of the LOL cats.

    The most frequently cited example I find is from Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale" in the description of Absalom: "Ful streight and evene lay his joly shode."

    May 14, 2014

  • As strict as his nature so narrow his road
    And straight is the row Ernest has hoed.
    From tonsure to toe
    There’s no bend to his bow,
    So strait are his laces, an arrow his shode.

    For more on the rather humorless E. Bafflewit see sedulous, etc.

    May 14, 2014