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potsherd

[pot-shurd] /ˈpɒtˌʃɜrd/
noun
1.
a broken pottery fragment, especially one of archaeological value.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; equivalent to pot pot1 + sherd, variant of shard
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Examples from the web for potsherd
  • Skilled craftsmanship and sophisticated traditions of pottery making and stonework can be seen in potsherd and arrowheads.
  • Each potsherd or flint flake tell a story to knowledgeable eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for potsherd

potsherd

/ˈpɒtˌʃɜːd/
noun
1.
a broken fragment of pottery
Word Origin
C14: from pot1 + schoord piece of broken crockery; see shard
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Word Origin and History for potsherd
n.

early 14c., from pot (n.1) + Middle English schoord, from Old English sceard (see shard).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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potsherd in the Bible

a "shred", i.e., anything severed, as a fragment of earthenware (Job 2:8; Prov. 26:23; Isa. 45:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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