from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of shoveler.
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- n. Alternative spelling of shoveler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shoveler shoveler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a worker who shovels
- n. freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
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Cancer: The realization that you are a better cook, chef, and bottle washer than the local shoveller of foodstuffs will come to you suddenly early this week.
Fair dos; they have mortgages and families to support; nevertheless I think that the humblest Bangladeshi shit-shoveller shows more integrity in the pursuit of his métier than the average Murdoch hack.
Is the shoveller really just J Crew confusing his gofers for people?
The output of a shoveller will vary depending on the density of the soil, the method used and the skill of the worker.
When earth has to be thrown further than that of which a shoveller is capable, a relay may be established.
A wheelbarrow pusher can complete a return journey of 30 m in each direction whilst a shoveller is filling a 50-litre barrow.
There proved to be several varieties of duck among the countless flocks which I saw, notably mallard, teal, pochard, and shoveller.
The shoveller ducks are there, too fishing up with broad, flat beaks little crabs and such creatures as are in the mud, straining out mud and water, but swallowing the rest.
The merry men included the ice-carrier, the magnetician, the two wardens of the dogs, the snow-shoveller and coal-carrier and the storeman.
The beak of a shoveller-duck (Spatula elypedta) is a more beautiful and complex structure than the mouth of a whale.