• Loose fragments (often of metal ore) mixed with earth.


  • To seek for a vein or mineral deposit by following a shode, or tracing them to whence they derived.
  • To be distributed as shoads.


  • From Middle English shode, schode, from Old English ġescēad ("separation, distinction, discretion, understanding, argument, reason, reckoning, account, statement, accuracy, art, manner, method"), from Proto-Germanic *skaidą ("separation, distinction"), from Proto-Indo-European *skey- ("to cut, divide, separate"). Related to Old English scādan ("to separate, divide, part, make a line of separation between"). More at shed.

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