Definition of Spademen
1. spademan [n] - See also: spademan
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spademen
Literary usage of Spademen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1850)
"We were impatient, and wanted to begin, but Mr. Parkes would not turn a sod till he saw pipes and tools and fifteen tolerable spademen, with their ordinary ..."
2. Lester the Loyalist: A Romance of the Founding of Canada by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1890)
"It was here that the tracks divided, And theirs was hid in a wall of snow, and ' twas best for the spademen To work with good hearts and full stomachs. ..."
3. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Torgau, seat of this new Board, has got fortified; "1.500 inhabitants were Requisitioned as spademen for that end, at first with wages," -— latterly, ..."
4. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"two spademen to one pickman" (which indicates soft sandy ground): these, with the escorting or covering battalions. Twelve Parties they also, on both sides ..."
5. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"Torgau, seat of this new Board, has got fortified; '1500 inhabitants were requisitioned as spademen for that ..."