shedding

Definitions

  • Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota
    Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shedding loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    • n shedding the process whereby something is shed
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has...
THE OLD SHED THE OLD SHED
An ass chasing a lion out of a shed An ass chasing a lion out of a shed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The difference between horns and antlers is that horns never stop growing and antlers shed and grow every year
    • Shedding That which is shed, or cast off.
    • Shedding The act of shedding, separating, or casting off or out; as, the shedding of blood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
    • n shedding A parting; separation; a branching off, as of two roads or a water-shed; hence, the angle or place where two roads meet.
    • n shedding A pouring out or spilling; effusion: as, the shedding of blood.
    • n shedding The act of letting fall, casting off, or parting with something, as a plant its seed when ripe, or a covering husk: as, the shedding of wheat.
    • n shedding That which is shed, cast off, or exuviated; a cast or exuvium.
    • n shedding A collection of sheds, or sheds collectively.
    • n shedding Specifically, of the cotton plant, the dropping of young bolls. Shedding results to some extent from defect of pollination, but often from a deep cultivation at early flowering time, encouraging a growth of ‘weed.’
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Quotations

  • Katherine Lee Bates
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    “America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.”
  • Heinrich Heine
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    “Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.”
  • St. Teresa of Avila
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    “There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

Idioms

Shed light - If you shed light on something, you make it clearer and easier to understand.
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Usage

In literature:

He was at the door of the shed in a dozen strides.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
In February, last winter, the drift in front of the shed was higher than the shed itself.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Oh, what bitter tears she shed!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
It was almost impossible to get it into its shed if the wind was against it.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
Houses and sheds were carried away, and two men were drowned almost under our very eyes.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
The blood of Leonard Kaiser, which was shed in Bavaria, is not silent.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Anon the evening came, walking noiselessly upon the mountains, and shedding on the spirit a not unpleasant melancholy.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
It was a wooden shed, the black inside of which showed plainly against the whiteness all around.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
She found herself in a kind of long shed.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
See that old shed over beyond those freights?
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
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In poetry:

Slumberer! thine early bier
Friends should have crown'd,
Many a flower and tear
Shedding around.
"Woman On The Field Of Battle" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Angels of good, they shed abroad
The spirit of the dove;
For He who gave them, is a God
Of love.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
There is mist on our heads,
And a cloud chill and hoary
Of black sorrow, sheds
An eclipse on our glory.
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
For mocking on men's faces
He only sees instead
The hidden, hundred traces
Of tears their eyes have shed.
"The Seer Of Hearts" by Theodosia Garrison
These blossoms that I bring,
This song that here I sing,
These tears that now I shed,
I give unto the dead.
"Last Words" by Amy Levy
Manuel, I do not shed a tear,
Our parting to delay!
I dare not listen to my fear!
I dare not bid thee stay!
"Vignette - VIII" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Chilling at his casa, watching the Denver Broncos get all Tebowtime on Big Ben last weekend, the game ended -- and surprisingly no tears were shed at all by Steelers-loving Mikee the bassman.
Some celebrities even tout the gluten-free lifestyle as a way to shed pounds.
As the Televangelist Kenneth Copeland continues to defy a Senate Finance investigation, internal ministry documents shed new light on how Copeland runs his $100 million church.
FedEx sets goal to boost profits by $1.7B a year, shed 'several thousand' employees.
A design is in hand for a proposed vegetable shed at the Farmers Market on Fulton Drive.
One man shed a little light on local contributions during that time.
In the process of moving uptown from Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, Nicky Silver's The Lyons ( Cort Theatre) has shed the opening scene of its second act.
W/ Exquisite Corps, Two Sheds, + DJ Nick Miller.
A pumpkin farm in Hubbard sets up a haunt in its storage sheds.
The Crucible ' sheds light on dark era.
Employers shed 263,000 jobs in September, more than analysts expected, bringing the jobless rate to 9.8 percent.
Medieval Days sheds some light on the Dark Ages .
Bioarchaeology' sheds light on earthy side of scriptural lore.
Another small building called the "Carpenter's Shed" may be deconstructed this year while the rest will stay standing.
Arrowhead Stadium incident sheds light on the decline of decorum .
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In science:

If β (or c) diverge to +∞ as x → +∞, quite interesting phenomena appear, which shed some light on the possible use of the factor of non–homogeneity represented by the functions β (or c).
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
This in turn can be expected to shed new light on the heuristic statements concerning the generic case without symmetries.
The cosmological billiard attractor
First, the study of the EMT will shed some light on the model itself.
The nucleon form-factors of the energy momentum tensor in the Skyrme model
Although we have not succeeded in proving (C6), we hope that studying the function φ(n) will shed new light on the Collatz problem.
Working with 2s and 3s
Besides, we hope that this connection may also shed some light in calculating the exponents θ(d) exactly which still remains a challenge.
Statistics of the Number of Zero Crossings : from Random Polynomials to Diffusion Equation
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