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  • adj. shaped in the form of a spade


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  • Here they are, clockwise from top left: Great-grandfather William Pearson, who was barely 52 years old, with his elegantly groomed, spade-shaped beard.

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  • It is dense to the point of straining—but not breaking—the spade-shaped plastic spoon.

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  • Later, it'll be a pack of nine needles, to darken the line; later still, a spade-shaped array of as many as 15 needles, a magnum, shading the bird's wings and underbelly.

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  • The teeth of a porpoise are spade-shaped, whereas the teeth of the dolphin are conical.

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  • Its sharp, strong, single spade-shaped end scarifies efficiently with less resistance than a wide hoe or a multi-tined tool.

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  • Sparky lowered his spade-shaped head to the ground and sniffed.


  • Spikes ran down its long, spade-shaped tail and continued up the dragon's entire length, ending at the base of the horned skull.


  • Sir Marcus, who had caught a brief glimpse from his seat at the bedside, grinned in his spade-shaped beard.

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  • As it is spade-shaped, the foot is an ideal tool for digging into the bottom sediments.


  • * Bibb - Or Boston Lettuce, this baby leaf is spade-shaped and has a buttery texture.

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