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shard

, sherd
Zoology a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle

shard

[shärd]
(geology)
A vitric fragment in pyroclastics, having a characteristically curved surface of fracture.
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Marean showed the shard image to Eugene Smith, a volcanologist with the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Smith confirmed it was a volcanic shard.
The Liquid Shard installation at Pershing Square in Los Angeles
Historic-period Hopi open-firing methods probably reflect another common use for shards in ancient North America.
Not only does the race for the shards of Excalibur build momentum, but the challenges Ariane and Wally encounter from family, friends and enemies consistently deepen their characters and force them to grow in significant ways.
Specifically, Peled is expanding her palette from charcoal greys and reductive blue-and-white shards to include the range of Kakiemon gold lustres, coral reds, chrome greens and cobalt blues.
Indeed, since most of the Shard is still unoccupied, perhaps it's an early front-runner for the Stirling Prize of 2016.
The emergency services at the Shard after yesterday's fire alert <B
better, as reports emerged in mid-first-quarter 2014, that the Shard is now 50 per cent let.
The Shard, London, has been awarded Major Building Project of the Year (over Au50m) at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCI) Awards 2013.
The group of female activists reached the top of the Shard in central London yesterday evening after 15 hours of climbing in protest at oil drilling in the Arctic.
11 ( ANI ): A French male rock climber, who has been nicknamed 'Spider-man' for his affinity to climb world's tallest and most iconic landmarks, has set his sights on London's Shard - the highest building in the European Union.
James Episcopou, 22, proposed to girlfriend Laura Taylor on the 72nd floor of the 1,016ft Shard, as Western Europe's tallest building opened to the public yesterday.