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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