spadeful


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spadeful

(ˈspeɪdfʊl)
n
1. (Agriculture) the amount held or moved by a spade
2. (Horticulture) the amount held or moved by a spade
3. (Building) the amount held or moved by a spade
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Noun1.spadeful - the quantity a shovel can hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

spadeful

[ˈspeɪdfʊl] Npala f
by the spadeful (fig) → en grandes cantidades

spadeful

n a spadeful of earthein Spaten mor eine Schaufel (voll) Erde; by the spadefulspaten- or schaufelweise

spadeful

[ˈspeɪdfʊl] nvangata
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It's a classic mix, one that has won them legions of young fans and critical acclaim by the spadeful.
But what he does have by the spadeful is lots of imagination and cunning.
Later, as I labored alone in the moonlight, returning Hermione, one spadeful at a time to the dust from whence she came, a brisk wind arrived and the skies began to clear.
That's a $9 million or $10 million increase, and without a spadeful of dirt having been turned.
14) In August "a quiet but impressive" sod-turning ceremony, involving each boy digging a spadeful of soil, marked the commencement of construction of two permanent buildings for the Home, an administration building including the kitchen and dining room, and a dormitory (15) which were ready for occupancy later that fall.
Both had talent by the spadeful, the image, the songs and high-prole tours with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Whitesnake.
When you dig out a spadeful of soil add organic matter to the trench.
Nothing much," I turned over a clotted spadeful of dirt.
Invisible to the naked eye, every spadeful of earth contains millions of micro-organisms, including fungi and beneficial bacteria which are essential to soil health and robust plant growth.
Mix in a 1-inch layer of mature compost and, if you have it, a spadeful of soil from a bed where the same species of beans or peas grew the year before (to help inoculate the soil with nitrogen-fixing bacteria).
It is a "dirge consisting of 23 poems" that mourns the end of a storied creative career, and turns a spadeful of earth on Lu Xun's literary production.
ON JULY 4, 1828, 90-YEAR-OLD CHARLES Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, turned the first spadeful of earth in the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.