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  • ‘Get on,’ rejoined Eugene, tapping his palsied head with the fireshovel, as it sank on his breast.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Then, with Mahailey’s fireshovel he dislodged enough snow to enable him to force back the door.

    XVIII. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • Seized with the joyful curiosity of an overgrown boy, he pried off the boards with the corner of his fireshovel.


  • A kick of the ship overturned the fireshovel, and I woke again to look with surprise at so small a cause of a terrible sound, and was leaving the shovel to its fate when it came to life, and began to crawl stealthily over the floor.

    London River

  • Then, with Mahailey's fireshovel he dislodged enough snow to enable him to force back the door.

    One of Ours

  • It is now but the work of a moment to lift the saucepan of peas from the fire, strain them through a colander, pass them thence into a net or bag, rinse them in cold water and then spread the whole appetising mass on a platter and carry it on a fireshovel to the dining-room.

    Further Foolishness

  • Killigrew, hanging a pair of bellows before him by way of purse, and preceded by a friend carrying a fireshovel to represent a mace, would walk round the room with the slow determined tread peculiar to Lord

    Royalty Restored

  • I took a fireshovel and tongs, which I wanted extremely; as also two little brass kettles, a copper pot to make chocolate, and a gridiron: and with this cargo, and the dog, I came away, the tide beginning to make home again; and the same evening, about an hour within night, I reached the island again, weary and fatigued to the last degree.

    The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, Volume 1 With an Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe, Written By Himself, in Two Volumes


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