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shard or sherd (ʃɑːd)
 
n
1.  a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
2.  zoology a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle
 
[Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch]
 
sherd or sherd
 
n
 
[Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch]

sherd (ʃɜːd)
 
n
a variant of shard

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Example sentences
Instead of little dots, this sherd was decorated with wavy lines.
One bowl sherd with a tapered rim was found, but it was too small to
  reconstruct the shape.
Occasionally, an inverted bowl or large pottery sherd was placed over the top
  of the vessel and acted as a cover.
Even a small sherd speaks eloquently for her skill, aesthetics, and creativity.
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