Definition for SHARD-BORN

SHARD-BORN, a. [shard and born.]

Born or produced among fragments, or in crevices; as, the shardborn beetle. – Shak. Johnson suggests that shard may perhaps signify the sheath of the wings of insects. In this case, the word should be written shardborne, and defined, borne in the air by sheathed wings. Such is Todd's explanation of the word in Shakspeare. The word shard may perhaps be used for the crustaceous wing of an insect, but I know not that such a sense is legitimate. [See Sharded.]

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