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 (shŭv′ə-lər, shŭv′lər)
Variant of shoveler.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoveller - a worker who shovelsshoveller - a worker who shovels; "a shoveler of coal"
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.shoveller - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat billshoveller - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
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Tim Shoveller, managing director for Network Rail's North West & Central Region, said: "Passenger numbers are set to rise by 12 per cent in our region over the next five years.
Seasonal variation in the energy metabolism of the common teal, shoveller and spitbill duck.
Shoveller, Lovato, Young, and Moffat (2003) found that the motivation to obtain a suntan is influenced by observing siblings, friends, and others who are tanned, as well as by receiving positive feedback about their tanned appearance.
Estudos apontam que lesbicas, gays e bissexuais (LGB) apresentam niveis mais altos de depressao, ansiedade, abuso de substancias e suicidio do que seus pares heterossexuais (Johns et al., 2013; Pakula, Shoveller, Ratner & Carpiano, 2016; Ploderl & Fartacer, 2005; Smith et al., 2016).
Such beautiful birds including siberian cranes, snowy white colour birds, white pelican, spoon bill, shoveller, pintails, glosy Ibis, lasser flamingoes, demiselle crane and others were seen in different lakes, wetlands and meadows of Badin district including Narari lake, Shakoor lake, Jhabo lake, Sandu lake, Wayaro lake, Phoosna lake and others.
He said that geese, swans, cranes, and 36 species, including mallard duck, ruddy shelduck, common teal and shoveller duck, from Siberia had started arriving, but they were very few in number compared to past.
Haines-Saah, Rebecca J.; Johnson, Joy L.; Repta, Robin; Ostry, Aleck; Young, Mary Lynn; Shoveller, Jeannie; Sawatzky Richard; Greaves Lorraine; and Ratner, Pamela A.
This can lead to heteronormative assumptions and discomfort in assessment of the LGBT patients' life experiences and needs (Knight, Shoveller, Carson, & Contreras-Whitney, 2014).
Shannon, Kate, T Kerr, S A Strathdee, J Shoveller, J S Montaner and M W Tyndall.