Leon and Butch shoveled some dirt onto the coffin, then thanked the men for their assistance.
But she shoveled these fragments of coal into her engine, and hotter she burned.
That meant both piles of manganese that lay on the gallery next the crane were to be shoveled in—double time for us, in the heat.
The sand, of course, has to be shoveled from the tank and this will cost about 10 cts.
They come off in great slabs, free of any stain; they can be shoveled up, as it were, with a paper scoop.
The concrete was shoveled from the platforms to place and rammed.
Then comes the cement; and these two must be shoveled together several times.
And the men took shovels and shoveled 121the stuff into the wagon in no time.
The materials were shoveled from this pile into the concrete mixing machine without any attempt at hand mixing on the street.
If I had shoveled in a ditch twice that long I could have felt no more exhausted.
Old English scofl, sceofol "shovel," related to scufan (see shove (v.)), from Proto-Germanic *skublo (cf. Old Saxon skufla, Swedish skovel, Middle Low German schufle, Middle Dutch shuffel, Dutch schoffel, Old High German scuvala, German Schaufel). Shovel-ready, with reference to construction projects, is attested by 2006.
mid-15c., from shovel (n.). Related: Shoveled; shoveling. Cf. German schaufeln, verb from noun.