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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spadeful - the quantity a shovel can hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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Translations

spadeful

[ˈspeɪdfʊl] Npala f
by the spadeful (fig) → en grandes cantidades
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spadeful

n a spadeful of earthein Spaten mor eine Schaufel (voll) Erde; by the spadefulspaten- or schaufelweise
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spadeful

[ˈspeɪdfʊl] nvangata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Towering over every other building outside London, the 200m South Tower at Deansgate Square has been ceremonially 'topped out' by council leader Sir Richard Leese, who laid the last spadeful of concrete on its final 64th floor.
Re nement, overall ease of driving and engaging handling are attributes that the newcomer has inherited by the spadeful.
I added a spadeful or two into the planting hole, which will feed these hungry specimens and ensure that moisture is retained around the roots.
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.
But this one has it by the spadeful. Not only is it the first match of the Eddie Jones era, it is the Six Nations captaincy debut of the baddest boy in English rugby.
(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.
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, essential to soil health and robust plant growth.