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1. An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel. With spade and pickax armed.

2. One of that suit of cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade. 'Let spades be trumps! she said. (pope)

3. A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale. Spade bayonet, a bayonet with a broad blade which may be used digging; called also trowel bayonet.

4. (Science: machinery) Spade handle, the forked end of a connecting rod in which a pin is held at both ends.

5. (Science: zoology) A hart or stag three years old.

Alternative forms: spaid, spayade.

Origin: AS. Spaed; spada; akin to D. Spade, G. Spaten, Icel. Spathi, Dan. & Sw. Spade, L. Spatha a spatula, a broad two-edged sword, a spathe, Gr. Spaqh. Cf. Epaulet, Spade at cards, Spathe, Spatula.

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Re: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... in science journals, and we blindly disbelieve in everything that is in the Scripture. This trend should go and we should be prepared to call a spade spade. Now in the case of gene, the Scripture is true. But just because the current trend is to question the Scripture, people do that. They do ...

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by PAWahid
Thu May 10, 2012 4:54 am
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Dug-up unknown skull

... missing, there are jagged edges on both front ends. I'd not think too much about the cut that runs lengthwise over the nose, that's probably the spade's doing. We live in the Dutch town of Hardenberg, near the German border, if that's of any use... peugeot407

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by peugeot407
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Dug-up unknown skull
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Terrestrial Planarian

... Mississippi). I have found Bipalium before, but this one is different. It is evenly chocolate brown, and has a pointed anterior (not at all spade-like). Is there an introduced species like this known for this region? Thanks. Added an hour later: this specimen is 10cm long, about the size ...

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by GaryGaston
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Terrestrial Planarian
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