Spadefuls
Spadeful Spade"ful (sp[=a]d"f[.u]l), n.; pl. {Spadefuls} (sp[=a]d"f[.u]lz). [Spade + full.] As much as a spade will hold or lift. [1913 Webster]

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  • spadefuls — spade·ful || speɪdfÊŠl n. amount that can be dug with or carried on a spade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spadeful — Spade ful (sp[=a]d f[.u]l), n.; pl. {Spadefuls} (sp[=a]d f[.u]lz). [Spade + full.] As much as a spade will hold or lift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spadeful — /spayd fool/, n., pl. spadefuls. the amount that can be dug out with or carried on a spade. [1635 45; SPADE1 + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • spade — spade1 noun 1》 a tool with a sharp edged, rectangular metal blade and a long handle, used for digging. 2》 [as modifier] shaped like a spade: a spade bit. verb dig over with a spade. ↘move or lift with a spade. Phrases call a spade a spade speak… …   English new terms dictionary

  • spadeful — has the plural form spadefuls. See ful …   Modern English usage

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