spadelike

spadelike

(ˈspeɪdˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a spade
References in classic literature ?
But its most ferocious and repulsive feature is its jaws, the entire bony structure of which protrudes several inches beyond the flesh, revealing five sharp, spadelike teeth in the upper jaw and the same number of similar teeth in the lower, the whole suggesting the appearance of a rotting face from which much of the flesh has sloughed away.
As she lay eerily still -- having energetically driven her head repeatedly into a mound of black particles -- one featureless figure loomed over her, a large spadelike implement in hand.
Some of her sentences are as explosive as the mortars that fall on Martha's father during the war, and like Martha's father, other sentences are buried alive, only to be extricated through the remarkable thrust of a spadelike word, while still others glide over the lip of the page, leaving the reader to face a katzenjammer of their own the morning after.
Mole crickets are light brown, covered with velvety hairs, and have short, spadelike legs that are adapted for digging and tunneling through the soil (Figure 15-13).
Shovel--(1) A scoop or spadelike tool, consisting of a broad metal blade attached to a handle, used for lifting grain, soil, litter, etc.
These two glands produce additional hormones that help an organism cope with the stress--in the toad's case, by turning on the growth of limbs, including the spadelike spurs on its feet that enable it to burrow underground.