sherd

[ UK /ʃˈɜːd/ ]
NOUN
  1. a broken piece of a brittle artifact
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  • Every one taking an ostracon, that is, a sherd, a piece of earthenware, wrote upon it the citizen's he would have banished, and carried it to a certain part of the market-place surrounded with wooden rails. The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch; being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls
  • Burnt lamp grease and potsherds were discovered close to the entrance passage.
  • It was a ruin in the making, and my friends and I were camped out amid its potsherds and tumuli.
  • Small postholes containing iron nails, early medieval potsherds and a silver coin of Ethelred II dating to 1010 suggested that the terraces had been revetted by posts.
  • Other vessels and potsherds are decorated with animal figures that suggest a usage other than the merely pragmatic.
  • ARI 4 14: 55 BONNER, Sherdri, 1 yard run (COOPER, Hunkie pass complete) USATODAY.com
  • Small postholes containing iron nails, early medieval potsherds and a silver coin of Ethelred II dating to 1010 suggested that the terraces had been revetted by posts.
  • A few sherds of Anglo-Saxon pottery are associated with this final phase.
  • Two objects were deposited under the shoulder of the bottle: a piece of a long thin bone from some medium-sized bird, possibly a partridge, and a redware rim sherd from a small black-glazed bowl. An American Witch Bottle
  • Finds included stone axes, arrow heads, one javelin head, flint tools such as blades and scrapers, and thousands of sherds of decorated pottery, many of them larger than a man's hand, with at least six complete smashed pots.
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