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spud

1. a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc.
2. a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees

spud

[spəd]
(design engineering)
A diamond-point drill bit.
An offset type of fishing tool used to clear a space around tools stuck in a borehole.
Any of various spade- or chisel-shaped tools or mechanical devices.
(engineering)
(mining engineering)
A nail, resembling a horseshoe nail, with a hole in the head, driven into mine timbering or into a wooden plug inserted in the rock to mark a surveying station.
(naval architecture)
A foot piece to provide support for the legs of the A frame of a floating dipper dredge.

spud

1. A sharp narrow bar or spade used for removing gravel and roofing from a roof.
2. A dowel which is in the foot of a doorpost.
3. A short pipe which serves as a connection in a piping system.

SPUD

(Spontaneous Pop-Up Display) A portable 24" monitor from Arovia that was introduced at SXSW 2016. Weighing 1.5 pounds and using rear-projection TV (RPTV) technology, the SPUD unfolds into a 24" monitor with a 1280x720 resolution (higher resolutions to follow). See SXSW and rear-projection TV.


Going, Going, Almost Gone
From a 24" monitor to a unit that takes up the space of an Apple TV set-top box, the SPUD offers a novel approach to a portable monitor. (Image courtesy of Arovia, www.arovia.io)
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The next well expected to spud is Cairn's 3/17a-C Chimera exploration well.
Forget your fancy artichokes and aubergines, the humble spud is still King of the Veg.
THE Royal Mail chipped in to ensure a wedding guest received a home food delivery with a difference - a spud with a stamp on it that had travelled 400 miles by post.
Place your spuds in a box, tray or egg carton with the ends showing the most eyes - potential shoots - upwards.
Simply buy a special pack of McCain chips, go online and play the Lucky Spuds game at www.facebook.com/McCainUK using the code on the back of pack to enter.
After controlling for a variety of factors known to influence population growth such as religion and trade relations, Nunn and Qian credit the introduction of the spud for about 26 percent of the population growth in Europe between 1700 and 1900-a time when its population exploded from 120 million to 390 million people.
Charlotte is a flavoursome spud offering attractive, smooth-skinned, wavy yellow tubers.
"He said 'If you want a couple of spuds, dig them up for yourself'.
Retired orcharding consultant and farmer Ernie Crouch, 73, was digging spuds when he discovered the potato with two arms, two legs, a body, head and small nose.
He's a "sorter", separating the big spuds from small spuds, which is a job that our school careers officer failed to tell me about.
The seller is E-Z Spuds, led by Kelly and Tani Joiner.
Below, after a quick wash the spuds are on their way to becoming crisps.