You didn't think your Cap'n was a-goin' to dig with a shovel, did you?
Do you mean to say that you don't intend to take a shovel, and lend a hand with this work?
Next day our men had to shovel
until noon to reach the barn-- and the snow was still falling
From out the screen of vines and creepers he flung ahead of him a miner's pick and shovel and gold-pan.
Looks good to me," he concluded, picking up his pick and shovel and gold-pan.
Well, then," I says, "if we don't want the picks and shovels
, what do we want?
They pried off the lid with their shovels
, got out the body and dumped it rudely on the ground.
The excessive hardness of the wood, and my having no other way, made me a long while upon this machine, for I worked it effectually by little and little into the form of a shovel
or spade; the handle exactly shaped like ours in England, only that the board part having no iron shod upon it at bottom, it would not last me so long; however, it served well enough for the uses which I had occasion to put it to; but never was a shovel
, I believe, made after that fashion, or so long in making.
In spite of splitting headaches he would stagger down to the plant and take up his stand once more, and begin to shovel
in the blinding clouds of dust.
And when God Almighty washes Daylight's soul out on the last big slucin' day," MacDonald interrupted, "why, God Almighty'll have to shovel
gravel along with him into the sluice-boxes.
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel
were left sticking in the richest "pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
Then Jubiter Dunlap stayed where he was, and the other man lugged the dead body off in the twilight; and after midnight he went to Uncle Silas's house, and took his old green work-robe off of the peg where it always hangs in the passage betwixt the house and the kitchen and put it on, and stole the long-handled shovel
and went off down into the tobacker field and buried the murdered man.
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.
Fortunately Dick can shovel
snow, and thinks it's great fun.
The spade was not invariably called a bloody shovel