A ped is a soil particle.
There are five major classes of structure seen in soils: platy, prismatic, columnar, granular, and blocky. There are also structureless conditions. Some soils have simple structure, each unit being an entity without component smaller units. Others have compound structure, in which large units are composed of smaller units separated by persistent planes of weakness.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context on traffic signs English) A pedestrian. 2 A pedestal. Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete English) A basket; a hammer; a pannier. Etymology 3
n. A soil particle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ped \Ped\, n. [OE. See Peddler.]
A basket; a hammer; a pannier. [Obs.]
Usage examples of "ped".
Pooning a bimbo box takes more skill than a ped would ever imagine, because of their very road-unworthiness, their congenital lack of steel or other ferrous matter for the MagnaPoon to bite down on.
Straight up, lifting his peds over the whistling flails, and back down on the ground.
The demonlord seized the stinger and placed one of its peds on her mantle, next to the wound.
Utuku mothers were maimed at birth: the tendons in their peds slashed, so that the pitiful creatures could not even walk.
Except pontoons are rigid, and these peds are semi-segmented, like lumpy treads.
Under their peds, the fern-like uyi which covered the entire central plain from the ocean to the Pokta Mountains was mashed to pulp.
She saw a number of very small demons, clutching the peds of the big ones, peeking around at the new arrivals.
Western Peds, where Sandra Leon had been treated for leukemia, was a couple of blocks east.
Western Peds was at least a half-hour freeway ride from Tarzana, probably longer, so Doebbler was really cutting it close.
Did Northridge nurses follow the same schedule as the Western Peds staff?
Her feet had been replaced with peds, oversized hands popular with spacers.
She laughed, holding his wrists with her hands as her peds quickly stripped him.
A box wrapped with Western Peds gift-shop paper sat on the counter, next to a coil of catheter tubing and a stack of insurance forms.
When I got back to the General Peds clinic, Stephanie was in one of the exam rooms.
They were supposed to be housed in the old Hollywood Lutheran TowerWestern Peds bought it a couple of years ago, after Lutheran had to divest because of their budget problems.