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shovel in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshovelshov‧el1 /ˈʃʌvəl/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 shovel.jpg DTa tool with a rounded blade and a long handle used for moving earth, stones etc syn spade2 TBCa part of a large vehicle or machine used for moving or digging earth
Examples from the Corpus
shovelIn tears, I fetched my father who went to work with a shovel and retrieved most of the contents.Did he think that would work if she got him gloves and a rake and shovel?Its workers did this the hard way, with sweat and shovels.When dusk had come, Wade put his shovel aside and moved down the slope to the dock.A 47-year-old man died after an accident involving a 17-ton loading shovel at the Redland Aggregates site at Barham.He went into the nearest town and bought a proper shovel.The shovel itself had metal teeth so it could bite into a pile of dirt.