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shovelful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
shovelfulshov‧el‧ful /ˈʃʌvəlfʊl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DAMOUNTthe amount of coal, snow, earth etc that you can carry on a shovel
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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.
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