• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Troweled Formed with a trowel; smoothed with a trowel; as, troweled stucco, that is, stucco laid on and ready for the reception of paint.
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.”


In literature:

You can generally lay your praise on with a trowel.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
Well said: that was laid on with a trowel.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
The plow is no less essential than the trowel.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
Accordingly after tea he sallied forth with a trowel in his coat pocket.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
But Gould laid it on with a trowel.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
A Christian workman wielding chisel or trowel for Christ's sake will impress 'them that are without.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
There was the basket and trowel, I remember.
"The Weathercock" by George Manville Fenn
My mother mind Mr. Trowell's father.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
My part consisted in tracing out the walls with the trowel and moving stones.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
After covering them with soil, beat them down with a trowel, so as to make the earth as compact as it is after a heavy shower.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher

In poetry:

Hunting of witches and warlocks,
Smiting the heathen horde,—
One hand on the mason's trowel,
And one on the soldier's sword.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To remedy this vile defect,
A piece of canvas, nail'd erect,
Kept all things private in the rear,
And kept th' inhabitant from fear,
'Till hand and trowel, far more sure,
Could make the tenement secure.
"The Parson In Pickle" by William Hutton

In news:

Like their predecessors, modern archaeologists still labor with shovels, trowels, and brushes.
Don't throw in the trowel .
Darin Wiebe of Extreme Concrete Inc in Linden, Alberta, Canada, wins Wacker Neuson's Trowel Challenge at the 2012 World of Concrete.
Wacker Neuson's Ride-on Trowel Challenge Competition Draws Big Crowds at World of Concrete 2012.
When it comes to selecting a concrete power trowel for your rental inventory, there are several factors to consider.
Power trowels are designed to flatten concrete, which is achieved by processes known as floating and finishing.
Power trowel improvements making the job easier, more profitable for contractors.
Gen Irene Trowell-Harris, retired, was born in Aiken, S.C. As a child, Trowell-Harris and her 10 siblings picked cotton to help their parents maintain the farm.
Walther Trowel's effluent centrifuge can be used to treat and clean wastewater from the use of vibratory deburring bowls in mass finishing processes.
The Allen Engineering 500B riding trowel features the latest Allen innovations.
Trowel Clean Sleeve Independence, Mo.
The Trowel Clean Sleeve is a must for all masons as it makes for a perfect holster for your trowel.
The trowel then slides into the sleeve with an inside blade designed to clean the trowel when it's holstered.
If you are sowing outdoors, sow a row by creating a trench with the edge of your trowel, and then scatter or place seeds evenly along it.
When the first application dries, use the trowel to dry burnish the finish.