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steam shovel

n.
1. A large, steam-driven machine for digging.

steam′ shov`el


n.
a machine for digging or excavating, operated by its own engine and boiler.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.steam shovel - a power shovel that is driven by steamsteam shovel - a power shovel that is driven by steam
power shovel, digger, excavator, shovel - a machine for excavating
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1839 - American inventor William Otis is granted a patent for the steam shovel.
1 went on an educational tour of Joy Global, manufacturer of giant surface mining shovels (think Mike Mulligan's steam shovel on a massive scale).
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It is a modified steam shovel that operates in a similar fashion.
Purchased by CAT in 2011, Bucyrus has been a leader in the manufacture of mining equipment since 1880 with its steam shovel design that was used in 1904 to dig the Panama Canal.
To celebrate Big Big Bear's anniversary, first single Rudi The Red Nosed Reindeer by The Steam Shovel (aka Jim's 60s' band The Locomotive) has been re-released.
Among the showcase pieces at the 23rd annual Straw Hollow Engine Works Show held at Pine Ridge Farm in Boylston was a 1956 steam shovel, owned by David Mercurio and Son Construction of West Boylston.
2 mine yard was being built using a Marion steam shovel and a Bucyrus dragline, surface mines in Kansas and around the nation were experimenting with steam and electric machines made by both producers to uncover, hoist and load coal from shallow deposits.
In these two stories, as well as the beloved Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Burton championed and rendered her characters--anthropomorphized buildings and vehicles facing obsolescence--sympathetic with her precise paintbrush and lyrical prose.
The giant steam shovel was to dredge the creek to a depth of two metres (six to seven feet).
My students were delighted to learn that her book, Choo Choo: The Story of the Little Engine that Ran Away, was dedicated to her son Aris, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel was dedicated to her son Michael.
It's not quite the same, but imagine trying to pick up a single sewing needle off the ground with a huge steam shovel, and doing it so that you pick up the needle and nothing else.