spade

Part of speech: noun

An implement used in digging.

Part of speech: noun

Spadeful.

Part of speech: noun

A figure like a heart, with a triangular handle, on a playing card.

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Usage examples "spade":

  1. Take your spade and set about your work! - "Pretty Michal", Mór Jókai.
  2. When he was hot and breathless, Andrew took the spade. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.
  3. The sun had baked the ground and the strange child had suspended his labor, but heaps of earth beneath the bushes showed that he had continued his work as long as his rude spade was adequate to a disturbance of the soil. - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.