Definition of Shovelsful
1. shovelful [n] - See also: shovelful
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shovelsful
Literary usage of Shovelsful
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Engine-room Practice: A Handbook for the Royal Navy and Mercantile Marine by John G. Liversidge (1906)
"It may be assumed that the time interval has been fixed at (a) minutes, and that (6) shovelsful of coal are necessary for each firing through each separate ..."
2. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1920)
"The Irishman, a man about 65 years of age, was regularly throwing four shovelsful of coal while each one of the other men was throwing two ..."
3. A Canoe Voyage Up the Minnay Sotor: With an Account of the Lead and Copper by George William Featherstonhaugh (1847)
"A rocker is made to oscillate backwards and forwards by a slight water power, shovelsful of the earth and gravel are then thrown in, the water carries away ..."
4. History of the Girondists: Or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the by Alphonse de Lamartine (1848)
"Twenty-two deputies of the Gironde; the coffins, 147 francs; expenses of interment, 63 francs : total, 210 francs." Such was the price of the shovelsful of ..."