Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Spade, Shovel: A spade is a straight handled garden tool to dig/break up the dirt. A shovel has a curved neck to facilitate lifting and moving the dirt. Because of their different functions, the spade is often smaller than the shovel.
Having covered and wrapped the body, the wife went in search of a spade or shovel.