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synonyms for spade

  • shovel
  • digger
  • spud
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How to use spade in a sentence

His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The labour of the spade and of the loom, and the petty gains of trade, he contemptuously abandoned to men of a lower caste.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
When a spade declaration has been made by dummy, one trump less is necessary and the doubler need not be on the declarer's left.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Except in the case of a spade declaration, cases in which redoubling is justifiable are very rare.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
A spade declaration by the dealer can be doubled with even less strength.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
He handled the spade awkwardly enough, but made up in strength for his lack of skill.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
He had his coat off and was digging in the ground with a spade, throwing up shovelfuls of the hard clay.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
At a certain point in the path they paused, and Craigie stepped aside and found the spade where he had hidden it in the brush.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
So when he was not perspiring over a spade or eating or sleeping he wandered about the place in his most restless mood.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Trowel and spade and tomahawk went furiously to work, and soon cleared away the gravel from a surface of three or four feet.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPADE

  • burrow
  • dig
  • dredge
  • examine
  • excavate
  • explore
  • ferret out
  • go into
  • gouge out
  • inquire
  • investigate
  • jump into
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look into
  • probe
  • prospect
  • ransack
  • really get into
  • research
  • rummage
  • scoop out
  • search
  • seek
  • shovel
  • sift
  • spade
  • trowel
  • turn inside out
  • unearth
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