shad roe is such a fleeting seasonal delicacy, so rich and full of flavor.
He had only been stunned by shad's blow—a part of the force of which he had caught on his arm.
Captain shad, after informing them that he would be aboard in a jiffy, drove on to the barn.
He was "the last run of shad," to use the phrase of Theodore Parker, who had a similar honor.
Captain shad's epistle was more worldly but not more coherent.
shad pointed with his long arm in the general direction of Heaven.
Zoeth's welcome was as hearty, if not as exuberant, as Captain shad's.
The shad is found in the Severn and Thames in considerable quantities about the second week in July.
Captain shad's remarks when he first saw that sign may be worth quoting.
Salmon, bluefish, halibut and shad are very palatable baked in cream.
Old English sceadd "shad," important food fish in the Atlantic, possibly from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian dialectal skadd "small whitefish"); but cf. Welsh ysgadan (plural), Irish and Gaelic sgadan "herring." OED says Low German schade may be from English.
Its importance suggested by its use in forming the common names of U.S. East Coast plants and wildlife whose active period coincides with the running of the shad up rivers, e.g. shad-bird, shad-bush, shad-flower, shad-fly, shad-frog. From the shape of the fish comes shad-bellied, 1832 in reference to persons, "having little abdominal protuberance;" of coats (1842) "sloping apart in front, cut away," especially in reference to the characteristic garb of male Quakers.