Definition of Ditch spade
1. Noun. A spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches.
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Literary usage of Ditch spade
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1. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Essex. Drawn Up for the by Arthur Young, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain), Great Britain (1807)
"When there is only one, undoubtedly the land-ditch spade alone i» used, ... then follows the land-ditch spade, from ten to thirteen inches in depth, ..."
2. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Suffolk: Drawn Up for the by Arthur Young, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) (1804)
"... but my rule is to touch the clay, though obliged to go that depth, and the spit taken with the land-ditch spade is always 15 inches deep. Question VII. ..."
3. Statistical Survey of the County of Sligo: With Observations on the Means of by James MacParlan, Royal Dublin Society (1802)
"... I turn a furrow of the upper soil or mould upon the drain, taking care not to turn in any of the dead soil, raised by the land-ditch-spade, which ought ..."
4. The Plough, the Loom, and the Anvil (1855)
"Do you in society place him on a level when it becomes necessary that they should both be found in the same ditch, spade and pick-axe in hand, ..."
5. General View of the Agriculture of Hampshire, Including the Isle of Wight by Charles Vancouver, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) (1810)
"... the turfs are inverted upon the shoulders formed by taking up the last or grove spit with the land ditch-spade. These being cut through a strong tough ..."
6. An Account of the Mode of Draining Land: According to the System Practised by John Johnstone, Joseph Elkington (1801)
"... of the lowest furrow, and then digging one spit only with the land ditch spade ; and which, materials included, will cost about 2s. 6d. per score rods. ..."
7. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1876)
"... -ditch-spade; pinch-spade; and an apparatus for planting yearling pines. Models of the forest-nursery, ..."