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SHOVEL (O.E. scoff, from root of scuf...

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 1014 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHOVEL (O.E. scoff, from root of scufan, to shove, push, cf. Ger. Schaufel, also Schiippe, scoop), an implement or tool, consisting of a broad flat blade with edges or sides turned up fixed to a wooden handle terminating in a bow like a spade. It is used for lifting or removing such loose substances as coal, gravel and the like.
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