, n. 1. A parting; a separation; a division. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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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.
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2. The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
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3. That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.
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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.
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