If you are afraid, Jup, a great big negro like you, to take hold of a harmless little dead beetle, why you can carry it up by this string - but, if you do not take it up with you in some way, I shall be under the necessity of breaking your head with this shovel
I do not,' sez Peg, 'but dhrunk or sober I'll tear the hide off your back wid a shovel
whin I've stopped singin'.
Nearly walloped the life out of me to stop me going away, and now I come back he throws a confounded shovel
at my head to keep me out.
We would hold our breath, fix our eyes upon the shovel
, and poise ourselves for the last move.
The spade was not invariably called a bloody shovel
You didn't think your Cap'n was a-goin' to dig with a shovel
, did you?
They also saw, amidst this terrible fire, which filled the air with whistling hisses, officers handling the shovel
, soldiers rolling barrows, and vast fascines, rising by being either carried or dragged by from ten to twenty men, cover the front of the trench reopened to the center by this extraordinary effort of the general.
It had snowed the day before and the path to the hothouse, along which the prince was in the habit of walking, had been swept: the marks of the broom were still visible in the snow and a shovel
had been left sticking in one of the soft snowbanks that bordered both sides of the path.
When they were not required as soldiers all these Nomes were metal workers and miners, and they had hammered so much at the forges and dug so hard with pick and shovel
that they had acquired great muscular strength.
Yet the Shovel
was practically deserted, and the Virgin, standing by the stove, yawned with uncovered mouth and said to Charley Bates:-
Whisper that there's a gold strike at the North Pole, and that same inevitable white-skinned creature will set out at once, armed with pick and shovel
, a side of bacon, and the latest patent rocker--and what's more, he'll get there.
Toward the top of the heap I had to handle the coal a second time, tossing it up with a shovel
From out the screen of vines and creepers he flung ahead of him a miner's pick and shovel
As for the pickaxe, I made use of the iron crows, which were proper enough, though heavy; but the next thing was a shovel
or spade; this was so absolutely necessary, that, indeed, I could do nothing effectually without it; but what kind of one to make I knew not.
At a nimbler trot, as if the shovel
over his shoulder stimulated him by reviving old associations, Mr Boffin ascended the 'serpentining walk', up the Mound which he had described to Silas Wegg on the occasion of their beginning to decline and fall.