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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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? Scalable Networking Infrastructure: With RaptorQ fountain code, Harmony can propagate blocks quickly within shards or across network by using the Adaptive Information Dispersal Algorithm.
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The ceramic objects or shards give the painting a three-dimensional (3D) effect, Bacol added.
"The Pinnacle Point study brought me back to the study of glass shards from my master's thesis 40 years earlier," says Smith.
Historic-period Hopi open-firing methods probably reflect another common use for shards in ancient North America.
Make the sesame caramel shards. Place the sugar and water in a small heavy-based pan on a medium heat.
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.
"Sometimes, I look down and see that I am bleeding" she says, "and I like that shards can do that, they are dangerous."
The second volume in Edward Willett's 'The Shards of Excalibur' trilogy, "Twist of the Blade" reveals that having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from Internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second.
No more pieces, no more shards or cracks, her name sadly scrawled on a silver plaque.
The city of Winnipeg agreed this fall to transfer shards of old buildings it has collected over the years to Heritage Winnipeg.
suspicious white powder or in shards beside the table legs.