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shovel

An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances. Shovel hat, a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides, and projecting in front like a shovel, worn by some clergy of the english Church.

(Science: zoology) Shovelspur, a flat, horny process on the tarsus of some toads, used in burrowing. Steam shovel, a machine with a scoop or scoops, operated by a steam engine, for excavating earth, as in making railway cuttings.

Origin: OE. Shovele, schovele, AS. Scoft, sceoft; akin to D. Schoffel, G. Schaufel, OHG. Scvala, Dan. Skovl, Sw. Skofvel, skyffel, and to E. Shove. See Shove.


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What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?

... it looks like jelly fish that wash up on the ocean beaches. But this is a freshwater lake. I brought the thing home and sliced it open with a shovel. Inside was a clear jelly like substance with these striations. It almost seems fibrous, but in a stringy jello kind of way. There doesn't seem ...

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by JonDunno
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:47 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?
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ATCC strains for commercial purposes

... pathway and is refered to well in energy circles. It shorts the need for the $1million manure digester to make methane and there is no poo to shovel. If things are successful, I'll send you a consultant fee. Phillip

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by dulouz
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:59 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATCC strains for commercial purposes
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I'm gonna see PZ Meyers!

Err, he was here to throw a shovel of dirt on the new global economic policy center or something like that.

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by mith
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I'm gonna see PZ Meyers!
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My own Ant Colony

... you are right. Would be interesting to watch, but short lived. Best advice I have read on the web, is to find a colony in your back yard, use a shovel to dig up the whole colony into a plastic container, then pick out the ants into a jar. Would get some females then, and ideally would find the ...

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by Tyred
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: My own Ant Colony
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earthworm questions

... to move themselves with is ______. (segments, setae, saddles, mucus) the activity in worms in the soil could be compared to a ______. (plow, hose, shovel, rake) People often mistake the raised, contrasting portion of the earthworm for a scar, but it is a/the _______. An Earthworm need to stay moist ...

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by smilesfromhvn807
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: earthworm questions
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