Its supposed use as a trowel by the beaver is, however, not supported by the actual facts of the case.
He gallantly offered the trowel to Maria Clara, but she refused, with a smile.
The lower edge is cut off with the trowel to a straight edge.
Then he absolutely refused to put his hand to a spade or a trowel.
The stone-cutter's hammer and the mason's trowel are never heard.
Clematis kneeled in the soft earth, and began to work with the trowel.
He is robed as a grand elect perfect and sublime mason with trowel and apron, marked made in Germany.
She cast a glance toward the closet where Deems kept his trowel and chisel.
These different works progressed rapidly under the direction of the engineer, who himself handled the hammer and the trowel.
Accordingly after tea he sallied forth with a trowel in his coat pocket.
mid-14c., "tool for spreading plaster or mortar," from Old French truele (13c.), from Late Latin truella "small ladle, dipper" (mid-12c.), diminutive of Latin trua "a stirring spoon, ladle, skimmer." The gardening tool was so called since 1796.