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spade

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1. a tool for digging, typically consisting of a flat rectangular steel blade attached to a long wooden handle
2. 
a. an object or part resembling a spade in shape
b. (as modifier): a spade beard
3. a type of oar blade that is comparatively broad and short
4. a cutting tool for stripping the blubber from a whale or skin from a carcass

spade

2
a. the black symbol on a playing card resembling a heart-shaped leaf with a stem
b. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked, usually the highest ranking of the four

spade

[spād]
(design engineering)
A shovellike implement with a flat oblong blade; used for turning soil by pushing against the blade with the foot.

spade

A tool for digging and cutting the ground, having a rather thick blade, usually nearly flat, so formed that its terminal edge may be pressed into the ground with one foot while the handle is grasped.

SPADE

Specification Processing And Dependency Extraction. Specification language. G.S. Boddy, ICL Mainframes Div, FLAG/UD/3DR.003
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His steely determination often makes up for his lack of flair and he has never been stopped, though a 46 per cent knockout ratio highlights the fact that Spada is not a big puncher and he will look to grind out a victory rather than go headhunting.
Both "Melanconia" and "Ah, se potesse" appear on the back covers of all of the volumes that Spada issued prior to 1999, even though the manuscripts of these unpublished songs have been missing for decades.
Spada had six points, three assists and two steals for the Lakers, who did not lose to an in-state opponent all season.
Spada and his colleagues identified the location of the capsule by using fluoroscopy and a device called the Patency scanner to locate the radiofrequency signal emitted by the capsule.
One of the many unique features of the Javits Center expansion is the roof top that will be accessible to the public, Spada said.
Launched in February with strong TV support and a massive sampling campaign the initial are very encouraging," says Spada.
For instance, explains Spada, when cutting a square pocket in a piece of metal, you want to cut as fast as possible, and with minimal error.
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The former four-time ABA champion from Lincoln seeks Corbett after halting boring American Brian La Spada in the sixth round at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Earthquakes exert such a weighty effect because the globe's largest shocks occur mostly along the Pacific Rim, reports Giorgio Spada of the University of Bologna in Italy.
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