And they are putting the tools to work, shoveling cash out the door in the form of (lightly taxed until Jan. 1, 2013) dividends.
Boiled down, shoveling snow and helping the stranded epitomize governing.
Are the media about to bury Newt Gingrich for the third time, shoveling extra dirt on his campaign casket to just to make sure?
I was in a place where I was shoveling and shoveling and I kept on thinking that I could fill it up with love.
And companies are shoveling dividends out to their shareholders before the taxman comes calling.
There is an interior stairway leading to the roof, which is necessary for repairing the roof or shoveling off snow.
Uncle Eb had to do a lot of shoveling to get out of doors and into the stable.
Men were already clearing the streets, and shoveling the refuse from the stores.
“Yes, they are shoveling the dirt out again,” declared the girl.
They worked on for a few minutes longer, then Charley threw down the board with which he had been shoveling.
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.