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  • n. Plural form of shover.


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  • They have simply failed to think through how to make people who are often ill-motivated & unqualified work, how much it will cost to employ the shovers around, whether it will be off any use to anyone.

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  • Perhaps there will no longer be a voice of reason among the pushers and the shovers and the shouters and the haters.

    Lisa Solod Warren: The End of the World: One Reality Show and Internet Comment At a Time

  • They were petty pickpockets – shovers and trippers, not street fighters.

    Peeking over my shoulder, into my journalings....

  • 'You won't get anywhere feeling sorry for yourself,' said the Heathrow traveller, and all the other pushers and shovers turned away.


  • Counterfeit money, in slang, is called "queer," and those who pass it on the public are called "shovers."

    Between the Lines Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After

  • He acquired an array of confidence men and hotel beats and queer shovers and bank sneaks and wire tappers and drum snuffers.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • The old chess-players 'temple where Diderot loved to watch the matches; where the author of _Gil Blas_ beheld in a vast and brilliantly lighted salon, a score of silent and grave _pousseurs de bois_ (wood-shovers) surrounded by crowds of spectators amid a silence so profound that the movement of the pieces alone could be heard; where Voltaire and D' Alembert were often seen; where Jean Jacques

    The Story of Paris

  • Shanghaiist got shoved into overcrowded subways by new professional subway shovers.


  • One of the shovers told SchNEWS, "It was amazing - we were resigned to being in the kettle until midnight but the lines broke right in front of me and confused police were shouting asking each other, 'What's the plan?'".


  • When it comes down from government instead, eventually the sheep will disappoint the shepherds and that’s when the eggs start getting broken, to mix a metaphor with a quote from Vladimir himself, one of the world’s foremost shovers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Josh Wright on Behavioral Economics in the Obama Administration:


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