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Shovelful   Listen

(pl. shovelfuls)
The quantity a shovel can hold.  Synonyms: shovel, spadeful.

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"Shovelful" Quotes from Famous Books

... "Another shovelful," he said, "from that place. Yes," he continued, as I obeyed him; "now another from as deep as you can. ...
— To The West • George Manville Fenn

... reducing it to order with a practised hand. Toys were piled in a large basket, scraps tossed into the fire, sewing materials gathered together and put out of sight, the rugs laid smoothly, the window-shades drawn. Anne "brushed up" the floor, pushed chairs against the wall, put a shovelful of coals on the fire, and finally took her rocker at the hearth, and sat with Virginia in her arms, and Diego beside her, while two silver bowls of bread and milk were finished ...
— Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories • Kathleen Norris

... best "form'' was for shoveling dirt, and he did not know how much a good man could accomplish in an hour. With stop watch and notebook in hand, he began to observe the movements of the man who seemed the best worker in the group. He counted the different movements made in handling a shovelful of dirt, and the exact time required for each of the movements. He then made similar observations upon other men. He found that the best man was making fewer movements and faster movements than his companions. But ...
— Increasing Efficiency In Business • Walter Dill Scott

... seemed to us tons of rock. About noon, just as we were thinking rather dispiritedly of knocking off work for a lunch—which in our early morning eagerness we had forgotten to bring—Johnny turned up a shovelful whose lower third consisted of the pulverized bluish clay. We promptly forgot both lunch ...
— Gold • Stewart White

Words linked to "Shovelful" :   shovel, spadeful, containerful

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