SPADE , a
See also:tool for digging and loosening the
See also:soil; together with the
See also:fork it forms one of the chief implements wielded by the
See also:hand in
See also:agriculture and horticulture . Its typical shape is a broad
See also:flat blade of iron with a
See also:lower edge, straight or curved, the upper edge on either side of the handle affording space for the
See also:foot of the digger, which drives it into the ground; the wooden handle terminates in a
See also:cross-piece, usually forming a kind of
See also:loop for the hand . The word in O.Eng. is spaedu, cognate forms being Du., Swed. and
See also:Dan. spade, Ger . Spaten; it is derived from the Gr. vrraBrl, a broad blade of
See also:wood or
See also:metal, and so used of the blade of an
See also:oar or sword . This was latinized as spatha, and used of a broad
See also:paddle for stirring liquid, of a piece of wood used by weavers for
See also:driving home the woof, and particularly of a broad two-edged sword without a point . The
See also:Spanish playing
See also:cards had " swords " for the suit which we know as " spades," and the suit was called espada (see CARDS, PLAYING) .
SPACE AND TIME
LO SPAGNA (d. –c. 1529)
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