Definition of Long-handled spade

1. Noun. A spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches.

Exact synonyms: Ditch Spade
Generic synonyms: Spade

Lexicographical Neighbors of Long-handled Spade

long-distance call
long-distance runner
long-eared bat
long-eared owl
long-eared owls
long-fin tunny
long-fingered frog
long-handled spade (current term)
long-head coneflower
long-horned beetle
long-jawed spider
long-leg arthropathy

Literary usage of Long-handled spade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seeding and Planting: A Manual for the Guidance of Forestry Students by James William Toumey (1916)
"Under suitable conditions of soil and cover the ordinary short-handled or long-handled spade can be used advantageously in hole planting. ..."

2. A Statistical Account of Bengal by William Wilson Hunter, Herbert Hope Risley, Hermann Michael Kisch (1875)
"... 6d.; two weeding hooks, 6d.; one spade, and one long-handled spade, 4s.; two ropes, is. 9d.; one harrow, 3s.; two scythes, is. 6d.: total 15s. 3d. ..."

3. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1921)
"Under other conditions the long-handled spade, and in some cases the long-handled spading fork, serves admirably in loosening the soil at the bottom of the ..."

4. British Farmer's Magazine (1864)
"... of the muscular power of the arms in nsing his long-handled spade or shovel aa " a losing lerer of the third kind," and to prevent complete exhaustion ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1820)
"To prove our ignorance, however, Mr. Parnell employs three pages in abusing the fac (the long handled spade), with which he says ' an Irish labourer always ..."

6. A History of the Parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack and Zennor: In the by John Hobson Matthews (1892)
"But we may add that the heart-shaped, long-handled spade of Wales and Ireland is equally in vogue in Cornwall. A few years ago an ironmonger of Redruth ..."

7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1896)
"In the potatoes is their owner, the inevitable accompaniment to the Irish partridge-season, trying with his long-handled spade the first few rows. ..."

8. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1865)
"This brings me back to where I started, —the garden—and as parting advice, I say, keep your long-handled spade and your hoe sharp, and keep them agoing all ..."

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