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Synonyms for spade

to break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool

Synonyms for spade

a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it

a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

(ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person

dig (up) with a spade

References in classic literature ?
The colonel has again insulted me, by insisting that I should not play a spade, and he shall give me satisfaction for it.
The Queen of Spades forgot the stain on her bodice, and stood beside the Queen of Diamonds and the new-married, staggering young woman--all with a gaze of fixity in the direction in which the horse's tramp was diminishing into silence on the road.
I ran up and drove at his head with my spade, struck him fairly across the neck, and in a minute he was all about my feet in wavy loops.
I took a long piece of string from my pocket, and she lifted his head with the spade while I tied a noose around it.
Therefore, I say, let us get our warrant and our spade and our hatchet, and go up and break open that coffin.
Nevertheless they had obeyed him like automata; for Craven found a hatchet in his hand, and the warrant in his pocket; Flambeau was carrying the heavy spade of the strange gardener; Father Brown was carrying the little gilt book from which had been torn the name of God.
If I have a spade," she whispered, "I can make the earth nice and soft and dig up weeds.
The earth near the spot where the spade was found was carefully examined, and the result was the finding of the dead body of a man.
A pickax and spade were lying in the bottom of the boat, with a dark lantern, and a stone bottle of good Dutch courage,[1] in which honest Sam no doubt put even more faith than Dr.
After having picked his way through the surface, Sam came to a bed of sand and gravel, which he threw briskly to right and left with the spade.
The day had broken when Gabriel Grub awoke, and found himself lying at full length on the flat gravestone in the churchyard, with the wicker bottle lying empty by his side, and his coat, spade, and lantern, all well whitened by the last night's frost, scattered on the ground.
The lantern, the spade, and the wicker bottle were found, that day, in the churchyard.
For certain, your ladyship," he replied, respectfully applying the spade handle to his hair, which was combed down to his eyebrows.
Stretched naked on a long table lay the body of Henry Armstrong, the head defiled with blood and clay from a blow with a spade.
Which sentiment I shall thus give to the English reader: "You provide the noblest materials for building, when a pickaxe and a spade are only necessary: and build houses of five hundred by a hundred feet, forgetting that of six by two.