Shovelled
Shovel Shov"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shoveled}or {Shovelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoveling} or {Shovelling}.] 1. To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit. [1913 Webster]

2. To gather up as with a shovel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shovel — Shov el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shoveled}or {Shovelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoveling} or {Shovelling}.] 1. To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit. [1913 Webster] 2. To gather up as with a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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