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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ?H?E?D

shield

shield
(n.) A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler.
(n.) Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
(n.) Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
(n.) In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
(n.) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.
(n.) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
(n.) A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield.
(n.) A coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
(n.) To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
(n.) To ward off; to keep off or out.
(n.) To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid!

shrewd

shrewd
(superl.) Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.
(superl.) Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
(superl.) Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply.

thread

thread
(n.) A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
(n.) A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
(n.) The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.
(n.) Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s the thread of life, or of a discourse.
(n.) Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.
(v. t.) To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
(v. t.) To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.
(v. t.) To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.