shovelful


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shov·el·ful

 (shŭv′əl-fo͝ol′)
n.
The amount that a shovel can hold.

shovelful

(ˈʃʌvlfʊl)
n
the amount a shovel will hold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shovelful - the quantity a shovel can hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
مِلء رَفْش
plná lopata
skovlfuld
lapátnyi
skóflufylli
plná lopata
kürek dolusu

shovelful

[ˈʃʌvlfʊl] Npaletada f

shovelful

nSchaufel f; a shovelful of coaleine Schaufel Kohle

shovelful

[ˈʃʌvlfʊl] npalata

shovel

(ˈʃavl) noun
a tool like a spade, with a short handle, used for scooping up and moving coal, gravel etc.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈshovelled , (American) ˈshoveled
to move (as if) with a shovel, especially in large quantities. He shovelled snow from the path; Don't shovel your food into your mouth!
ˈshovelful noun
the amount that can be held, carried etc on a shovel. a shovelful of coal.
References in classic literature ?
Where the sidehill touched the water he dug up a shovelful of dirt and put it into the gold-pan.
It's just booful, the way it peters out," he exulted when a shovelful of dirt contained no more than a single speck of gold.
Twenty cents, thirty cents, fifty cents, sixty cents, were the values of the gold found in the pans, and at nightfall he washed his banner pan, which gave him a dollar's worth of gold-dust from a shovelful of dirt.
We used to keep our coal in the bottom part of the cupboard, and when any was wanted we had to climb over the bed, fill a shovelful, and then crawl back.
It began to snow, and every snow-flake that fell on her was to her as a whole shovelful thrown on one of us, for we are so big, and she was only an inch high.
They went around and gathered every bit of soil they could find, gleaned it and even stole it by the shovelful or handful, and carried it up the mountains on their backs and built farms--BUILT them, MADE them, on the naked rock.
It was done; I stirred up the ashes, and interred them under a shovelful of coals; and she mutely, and with a sense of intense injury, retired to her private apartment.
The last attempt had been made by Cobus Quackenbos, who dug for a whole night, and met with incredible difficulty, for as fast as he threw one shovelful of earth out of the hole, two were thrown in by invisible hands.
The shovelfuls of loam, black as jet, brought there by the river when it was as wide as the whole valley, were an essence of soils, pounded campaigns of the past, steeped, refined, and subtilized to extraordinary richness, out of which came all the fertility of the mead, and of the cattle grazing there.
So they dug and dug like everything; and it got awful dark, and the rain started, and the wind swished and swushed along, and the lightning come brisker and brisker, and the thunder boomed; but them people never took no notice of it, they was so full of this business; and one minute you could see everything and every face in that big crowd, and the shovelfuls of dirt sailing up out of the grave, and the next second the dark wiped it all out, and you couldn't see nothing at all.
The water in the professional pipkin having been made to boil, in course of time, by various little shovelfuls of coal, which Mr.
There was nothing for it but go below with shovels and try to right her, and there we were in that vast hold, gloomy like a cavern, the tallow dips stuck and flickering on the beams, the gale howling above, the ship tossing about like mad on her side; there we all were, Jermyn, the captain, everyone, hardly able to keep our feet, engaged on that gravedigger's work, and try- ing to toss shovelfuls of wet sand up to windward.