shovel in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shovel in eat a large amount of food quickly "The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake"
    • v shovel in earn large sums of money "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
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Usage

In literature:

That morning, no one in Tiverton Hollow had gone out of the house, save to shovel paths and do the necessary chores.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
Let us see: Senate, Council of State, Corps Legislatif, he seizes a shovel, and flings you all in a heap in a corner.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
Householders were kept busy shoveling walks clean and the boys and girls reveled in plenty of coasting.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
With a liberal use of axe, shovel, and pick we succeeded in gaining the summit in an hour and a half.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Power shovels began grunting and clanking and rumbling; dust rose in a thick column.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Every shovel in the room fell to the steel floor; every man in the room shouted or laughed or cried.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
So far we have received their iron only in the form of ploughs and shovels, scythes and wheel-tires.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
Every man had a shovel in his equipment and he made the dirt fly.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
In one sense, chopping trees and shoveling gravel on the track leads to nothing.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
There, stick in your shovels, and now be off.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Then once,
by terrible chance,
love took her in his big boat
and she shoveled the ocean
in a scalding joy.
"End, Middle, Beginning" by Anne Sexton
D was a diligent Doe,
In summer she shovelled the snow;
In the spring and the fall
She did nothing at all,
And in winter the grass she would mow.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Though streams the sweat in rivers downward,
Our arms from shoveling grown weak,
Our bodies frozen to an ice crust
While we new strength in slumber seek--
"The Songs Of Siberian Exiles" by Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov
One day,--it was June,
And a year ago, jest--
This Dow kem at noon
To his work like the rest,
With a shovel and pick on his shoulder, and derringer hid in his
breast.
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
In a moment poor Wylie was over the slope,
And we after him, but with little of hope;
Found him close by the stone, with his grip firm set
On the shovel that cost him his life to get.
"Old Wylie's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
The shovel was Wylie's, and swift as a wink,
He sprang into the four feet with never a shrink;
Clutch'd it: but ere he could clear the track,
The buffer beam hit him right in the back.
"Old Wylie's Stone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

EL JEBEL — After two days of shoveling what seemed to me to be a decent amount of snow in the midvalley, I couldn't stand it any longer.
Battling online porn 'like shovelling snow in a blizzard ' for South Korea's cyber-vigilantes.
South Korea's porn fight like 'shoveling snow in a blizzard '.
Fighting online porn 'like shoveling in a blizzard '.
One says it's 'like shoveling snow in a blizzard .
Zimmerman judge will decide stand your ground claim later in shovel fight.
Westlake Ace Hardware is embracing the recent pop cultural explosion in zombie fare by offering tips on how humans can use the store's shovels and nailguns to defend themselves and their home from zombie attacks.
Chris Thoma shovels snow from a Stan Stephens Cruises tour boat in the Valdez harbor.
YouTube In snowy Chicago, David Wells had his snow shovel stolen from the front of his house.
In snowy Chicago, David Wells had his snow shovel stolen from the front of his house.
Happiness is waking up in a snow covered Bozeman scene to realize that your sidewalk has already been shoveled.
According to a recent survey, hospitals in the United States treat an average of about 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies a year related to shoveling snow.
Georgia received a Gold Shovel award in 2007 and Silver Shovels in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
The suspect chased people with a shovel around 2 am Monday in the 7700 block of Jamacha Road.
Cher Masini, left, is a volunteer Snow Buster in Superior who shovels sidewalks for people such as Sally Lewis, right, who are unable to do it themselves.
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