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Synonyms for spadeful

the quantity a shovel can hold

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and IES past president/Fellow Emeritus, was on hand to turn the first spadeful of earth.
STANDARDIZATION for electric vehicles and, crucially, the batteries that power them has taken a key step forward with the official topping out ceremony [NOTE: US STYLE MIGHT USE 'GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY'--IT'S THE CEREMONY WHERE SOMEONE TURNS THE FIRST SPADEFUL AT THE VERY START OF CONSTRUCTION.
Plant rhubarb, allowing three feet between plants with a spadeful of well-rotted manure under each.
Ms Langley-Finch turned to Business Link in the West Midlands for help, which she received by the spadeful.
The idea for the Great Baikal Trail (GBT) had existed for over three decades, explains project leader Andrei Suknyov, but in a country with no major trail networks, no recent history of massive-scale volunteer projects, and little government or private sponsorship of such public works, it took until 2003 for the first spadeful of dirt to be moved.
If the ground is heavy, mix in a generous spadeful of horticultural grit first.
Only in Southwest Florida could a beachside condo be such an appealing commodity that 26 condominiums averaging $1 million get snapped up before a spadeful of dirt is moved.
Today, engineers involved in large-scale projects frequently consult computer-generated models of the landscape long before a single spadeful of earth has been turned.
It was Adams' hope, as he ceremonially shoveled the first spadeful of dirt for the proposed Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, that the canal would become the greatest economic vehicle in the nation, far grander than the Erie Canal.
Back in 1921, when the nation was searching for the proper way to remember those who died in World War 1, First Lady Florence Harding took a shovel and threw the first spadeful of dirt for a memorial tree planting at AMERICAN FORESTS' headquarters at the time on 16th Street NW in Washington, DC.
We're 13 years down the track and not a spadeful of earth has been turned,' PA News reported.
But that's about to change and the first spadeful of sod on the Point site has actually been turned.
He never knew the Vietnamese, 'but the earth, you could turn a spadeful of it, see its dryness and the tint of red, and dig out enough of it so as to lie in the hole at night, and that much of Vietnam you would know' (p.
However, nary a spadeful of dirt has turned in connection with the would-be deal.
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City--and at least that many in a spadeful of dirt.