"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
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1 an instrument for lifting or scooping loose material, such as earth, coal, etc., consisting of a curved blade or a scoop attached to a handle
2 any machine or part resembling a shovel in action
3 (Also called)
shovelful the amount that can be contained in a shovel
4 short for →
vb , -els, -elling, -elled
(U.S.) , -els, -eling, -eled
5 to lift (earth, etc.) with a shovel
6 tr to clear or dig (a path) with or as if with a shovel
7 tr to gather, load, or unload in a hurried or careless way he shovelled the food into his mouth and rushed away (Old English scofl; related to Old High German scufla shovel, Dutch schoffel hoe; see shove)
n a black felt hat worn by some clergymen, with a brim rolled up to resemble a shovel in shape
n a steam-driven mechanical excavator, esp. one having a large bucket or grab on a beam slung from a revolving jib
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