steam-shovel

steam-shovel

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a steam-driven mechanical excavator, esp one having a large bucket or grab on a beam slung from a revolving jib
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This landscape has changed enormously and been shaped by hands, picks, horsepower, steam-shovel, and dynamite over the centuries.
Lewis, or as Barker does, humbly correct himself in a postscript (502) when he mistakes the trans-Atlantic textual variation between Mick Mulligan and Mike Mulligan (yes, he of the steam-shovel).
"Building a Building" stars steam-shovel operator Mickey and box-lunch wagon proprietor Minnie, who offers "baloney, macaroni and a huckleberry pie." "Building a Building" was nominated for an Academy Award for best short subject/cartoon in 1933.