Shed
Shed Shed, n. 1. A parting; a separation; a division. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

They say also that the manner of making the shed of newwedded wives' hair with the iron head of a javelin came up then likewise. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed. [1913 Webster]

3. That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed. [1913 Webster]

4. (Weaving) The passageway between the threads of the warp through which the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising and lowering the alternate threads. [1913 Webster]


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