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"He [Ctesias] speaks also of another race of men, who are known as Monocoli, who have only one leg, but are able to leap with surprising agility. The same people are also called Sciapodae, because they are in the habit of lying on their backs, during the time of the extreme heat, and protect themselves from the sun by the shade of their feet."--Naturalis Historia by Pliny

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  1. Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked, see shade (shadow).
    The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.
  2. Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
    Close the shade, please, it's too bright in here.
  3. A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint), see shade (color).
    I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
  4. A subtle variation in a concept.
    shades of meaning

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