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trowel

[ trou-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF trowel
  • as inscoop
  • as inshovel
  • as inshovel
  • as indelve

Synonyms for trowel

  • bail
  • dipper
  • ladle
  • shovel
  • spade
  • spoon
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TROWEL

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.

Ibarra offered the trowel to the curate, who descended slowly in his turn.

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.

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.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "tool for spreading plaster or mortar," from Old French truele (13c.), from Late Latin truella "small ladle, dipper" (mid-12c.), diminutive of Latin trua "a stirring spoon, ladle, skimmer." The gardening tool was so called since 1796.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TROWEL

delve

verbdig into task, action

scoop

nounutensil, tool for shovelling

shovel

verbdigging tool
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