trowel

Part of speech: noun

A flat bladed implement; used by masons, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A small concave scoop for gardening.

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Usage examples "trowel":

  1. Or ever the Diet had met, many hands had already been at work on these buildings; and in these days every man soul in Nuremberg, from the boys even to the grey- haired men, wielded the spade or the trowel. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The knife is superior to the carnivore's teeth for tearing meat; the hoe better than the mole's paw for digging earth, the trowel than the beaver's tail for beating and spreading mortar. - "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
  3. Thence it turned towards the Hammer- and- Trowel, but no one at the farm- houses on the road had seen any one pass except a Quaker, wearing the usual broad- brimmed hat and drab coat, and mounted on a large, sleepy- looking horse. - "The Story Of Kennett", Bayard Taylor.