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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a broad, flat snout, like a shovel: specifically noting the shovelheads.


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  • A shovel-headed dragon's head launched from the sand like an arrow, trailing its serpentine neck behind it.

    The Brothers' War

  • No one, no true Somali, that is, objected to a prod in the heart with a shovel-headed spear, a thwack in the head with a hammered slug, a sweep at the neck with a big sword -- but to have a person sawing at your throat with weak and shaking hands is rotten ....

    Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

  • As soon as I had realized this fact, I also realized that the scheme had been to cut the boat loose so that it should drift on to the right bank (as it would have done with the natural swing of the current), where no doubt a party of Masai were waiting to dig their shovel-headed spears into us.

    Allan Quatermain

  • I have a policy of not linking to the shovel-headed goons 'own website.

    Five Chinese Crackers

  • a giant centipede; it was even like a square-snouted, shovel-headed



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