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Loosen the soil to 12 inches deep and add a shovelful of compost.
After bringing up only a few shovelfuls of silver spoons and gold coins, Lawes quickly retreated and called the police and the local archaeological society.
Members of the crew gingerly sifted through the rubble, pouring shovelfuls of debris through fine grates before discarding the rest into piles ringing the foundation of the home.
Snow weighs from 7 pounds per cubic foot to an astounding 30 pounds per cubic foot, so one shovelful weighs 7 pounds to 45 pounds.
Spring Valley Ranch is a story of a Texas pension fund that invested poorly, spent tens of millions of dollars without turning a shovelful of dirt, and left residents of Ada County to wonder:
Safety netting surrounded a large live oak on the property, not far from where Stimpson and others tossed their ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt.
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SHOVELFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shovelful for English Language Learners
: the amount that a shovel will hold
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