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  • v. Present participle of shovel.


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  • If the cost of shoveling is low compared to the benefit of getting out of the drift, it will be in your interest to shovel by yourself.

    In Praise of Free Riding?

  • But if the cost of shoveling is low compared to the costs of doing nothing, then a mixed strategy will be optimal.

    In Praise of Free Riding?

  • Also, I’m a runner and can’t abide indoor running, so shoveling is about the only good exercise I get on a day like today.

    Matthew Yglesias » Engame

  • I don’t like the backache which sometimes follows, but I love the motion involved in shoveling snow.

    Tag, I’m It « So Many Books

  • Gordon highlights the Indianapolis Star's attempts to go beyond the traditional role that Web sites play in mainstream media organisations, which is to say shoveling their journalism products out with little to no effort.

    Journalists as database reporters

  • I hadn't planned on spending $700, but I don't like the idea of shoveling the street again, either.

    December 12th, 2004

  • That's why I gave up the idea of shoveling dirt for a career and pursued a business career.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Community leaders and advocates howled at the idea of shoveling taxpayer money to a company that in 2004 made over $3 billion in profits.

    Facing South

  • Every time liberals win an election, a victory defined as a shoveling a Democrat into office, their intellectuals indulge in an odd, portentous imputation.

    Stop Me Before I Vote Again

  • He does not fondly recall shoveling the snow off the theater's roof last winter, and he is not enamored of being the company's handyman and bathroom cleaner as well as its producer, director, house manager, etc.


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