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> > > > > You can shed hair, and some animals shed their skin; however, you can also
> > > > > store the lawn-mower in the shed.
> [snip]
> > I for one have never heard <shed> used that way.
>
> Well, when I was in Malaysia, people only ever used "shed" as a verb; but
> I did see "shed" as a noun in books. In Canada, "shed" carries both
> meanings in colloquial language as well.

Besides 'shed' I can't think of any other word for a small outbuilding
for storing tools, equipment, etc. I'd never thought of 'shed' as being
peculiar to any particular dialect(s), but apparently it is.
Andy

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