[shuhv-uh l-foo l]
- the amount held by a shovel.
Origin of shovelful
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Examples from the Web for shovelful
One of the peasants was throwing the first shovelful of earth into the cavity.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
"The wind was driving the snow in upon us by the shovelful," he explained.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The sweat was rolling off him, and I was damnin' him with every shovelful."Run To Seed"
Thomas Nelson Page
"It was like a shovelful of burning coals inside me," he asserted.
Half a shovelful of this he placed in a tin dish, which he half-filled with water.The Tale of Timber Town
Word Origin and History for shovelful
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