GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) A nail one or two inches long, of iron, brass, tin, or tinner iron, with a hole through the flattened head, used to mark stations in underground surveying.
“The "spad" had not stopped a second in that attack, and he might not in this; the next thing he knew the knife might be between his ribs.”
“French "spad," Arch Cobden what lived up to Yardley, and that red-headed Irish cub, Tod Fogarty --”
“The report also raised a broader point about the role played by special advisers and said that the behaviour of one "spad" working in the then Department of Trade and Industry, Jim Godfrey, had been "irresponsible".”
“In Gove's case, Tory insiders say Andy Coulson, Cameron's communications chief, blackballed his choice of policy spad, a clever maverick called Dominic Cummings despite Gove's threat to resign.”
“Ed Miliband, himself an ex-spad, called them "intellectual valets".”
“I imagine many CoffeeHousers baulked at that last bit – but “good, honest spad” is not a contradiction in terms.”
“When you were looking at a carrier-based fighter, you went with the spad / skyraider and then the skyhawk.”
“I was a lot more disappointed when Rhuanydd Richards joined then as a spad.”
“The remainder of the march consisted of a series of winding round spurs: at about an average elevation of 6,000 feet found a Pythonium foliis pedalis, spad. apice filiformo recurvo, vel erecto, spathe viridi,”
“Jones brought me home on that neat little knock-about spad he's just bought.”
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Coal mining has engendered fascinating subcultures in industry, labor, music, folklore, environment and energy. It has a rich vocabulary as well, and I've encountered some gorgeous mining words. I...
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
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