Definition of Spade bit
1. Noun. A thin bit with a center point and cutting edges on either side.
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Literary usage of Spade bit
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1. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"Spanish spade bit. 2. Spanish Hing Bit. (Both are brutal and of no ... The California vaquero rode with a heavy silver-mounted spade bit with a huge burr or ..."
2. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"Spanish spade bit. 2. Spanish Ring Bit. (Both are brutal and of no ... The California vaquero rode with a heavy silver-mounted spade bit with a huge burr or ..."
3. The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the by Philip Ashton Rollins (1922)
"... in length and bent backward at its top, there was thereby created a "spade bit." This was the bit most commonly used. Not content with attacking merely ..."
4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"Decently; orderly; moderately Also an adjective. North. GRADUATE. A physician. Suffolk. GRAF. The depth of a spade's bit in digging. Salop. Hence, to dig. ..."
5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"... the receptacle of such drainage. Sough (pron. SUFF), [suf] sb. a covered drain of any size. Spade-bit, sb. the quantity of soil raised by one effort ..."