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Spayed vs. Spade

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Spayedverb

simple past tense and past participle of spay

Spadenoun

A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.

Spayedadjective

(of a female animal) having the ovaries removed

Spadenoun

A playing card marked with the symbol ♠.

‘I've got only one spade in my hand.’;

Spadenoun

A black person.

Spadenoun

A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.

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Spadenoun

A hart or stag three years old.

Spadenoun

A castrated man or animal.

Spadeverb

To turn over soil with a spade to loosen the ground for planting.

Spadenoun

A hart or stag three years old.

Spadenoun

A castrated man or beast.

Spadenoun

An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel.

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Spadenoun

One of that suit of cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade.

‘"Let spades be trumps!" she said.’;

Spadenoun

A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.

Spadeverb

To dig with a spade; to pare off the sward of, as land, with a spade.

Spadenoun

a playing card in the major suit of spades

Spadenoun

a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

Spadenoun

(ethnic slur) offensive name for a Black person;

‘only a Black can call another Black a nigga’;

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Spadeverb

dig (up) with a spade;

‘I spade compost into the flower beds’;

Spade

A spade is a tool primarily for digging, comprising a blade – typically stunted and less curved than that of a shovel – and a long handle. Early spades were made of riven wood or of animal bones (often shoulder blades).

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