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Shed load

Posted by Lewis on December 08, 2003

I was having a chat with the guy in the deli and he, as usual, was offering various imprecise quantities of mayo to go on my sandwich. Having considered soupcon, tad, smidgeon and various levels of scraping, we settled on a modicum. In the course of the discussion, we dismissed having a 's h i t-load' quite easily and 'bucketful' but wondered whether 'shed load' was the amount that could be stored in a garden out-house or whether it was the amount spread about by a commercial driver having shed (not shot) his load across the carriageway.

Any definitive answers on that ambiguity?