As we rode away with the spade
, Antonia suggested that we stop at the prairie-dog-town and dig into one of the holes.
He began to dig again, driving his spade
deep into the rich black garden soil while the robin hopped about very busily employed.
As when bands Of Pioners with Spade
and Pickaxe arm'd Forerun the Royal Camp, to trench a Field, Or cast a Rampart.
She was about to comment on this sign of habitation, when the door of the chalet was flung open, and Jane screamed as a man darted out to the spade
, which he was about to carry in out of the wet, when he perceived the company under the veranda, and stood still in amazement.
There's a strong scour with the ebb," he said, "and this here passage has been dug out, in a manner of speaking, with a spade
The man who could call a spade
should be compelled to use one.
Morocco is importing our dollar watches; Korea is learning the waste of allowing nine men to dig with one spade
The council gave him an order to paint his Majesty's arms over the door of the town-hall; he asked two ducats, which they paid him in advance; he worked for eight days, and at the end of them had nothing painted, and then said he had no turn for painting such trifling things; he returned the money, and for all that has married on the pretence of being a good workman; to be sure he has now laid aside his paint-brush and taken a spade
in hand, and goes to the field like a gentleman.
To bodies that had been laid in earth, in joyful expectation of a far different awakening, there came that hasty, lamp-lit, terror-haunted resurrection of the spade
I know it, for now and then, I hear a far-away muffled sound as of mattock and spade
, and, whatever it is, it must be the end of some ruthless villainy.
Once, having resolved on a bold stroke, he was on the point of playing a spade
, when a voice behind him said, "I should play a diamond.
Then he dropped his spade
, snatched up his jacket, and came out into the road.