Sir Clowdisley Shovell
shov·el / ˈshəvəl/ • n. a tool with a broad flat blade and typically upturned sides, used for moving coal, earth, snow or other material. ∎ a machine or part of a machine having a similar shape or function. ∎ an amount of something carried or moved with shovel: a few shovels of earth. • v. (-eled , -el·ing ; Brit. -elled, -el·ling) [tr.] move (coal, earth, snow, or similar material) with a shovel: she shoveled coal on the fire. ∎ [tr.] remove snow from (an area) with a shovel: I'll clean the basement and shovel the walk. ∎ inf. put or push (something, typically food) somewhere quickly and in large quantities: Dave was shoveling pasta into his mouth. DERIVATIVES: shov·el·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .
Shovell, Sir Clowdesley