I asked him if he filled his pies with a trowel and you ought to have heard him sputter.
The trowel is the instrument with which these honours—and these fortunes—are won.
The mixed mortar is then applied with a trowel in a workmanlike manner.
A garden; and I could dig the pond if I had brought the trowel.
He gallantly offered the trowel to Maria Clara, but she refused, with a smile.
“It is well they gave the trowel to you instead of me,” said a trembling old man.
Ibarra offered the trowel to the curate, who descended slowly in his turn.
But they waited until he had gone, and then they started with their baskets, trowel, and garden-fork.
"He must first receive the trowel," whispered one of the brothers.
Then he absolutely refused to put his hand to a spade or a trowel.