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shovelful in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshovelfulshov‧el‧ful /ˈʃʌvəlfʊl/ noun [countable]  DAMOUNTthe amount of coal, snow, earth etc that you can carry on a shovel
Examples from the Corpus
shovelfulIndeed, its unspoiled days ended long before the corps turned a shovelful of dirt.It was our shovelful of hot coals for the brazier.Research is spilling out of the broking houses by the shovelful, but often straight into the fund manager's bin.