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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quantity a shovel can hold.

Usage examples (35)
  • Each spadeful was safety for another inch of his body.
  • "Just look at this place," he said, lifting out another spadeful.
  • He flung a spadeful of snow over this shoulder, then stooped to get another one.
  • I threw a spadeful of earth at him in reply and very nearly ended things there and then. for more
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