from The Century Dictionary.

  • To shovel, as with a scuppet: as, to scuppet sand.
  • noun A shovel or spade of uniform width, with the sides turned a little inward.


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  • But the next daie I thinke we had a dole of syder, syder in boules, in scuppets, in helmets, & to conclude, if a man would haue fild his bootes full, there hee might haue had it, prouant thrust it selfe into poore souldiers pockets whether they would or no.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    March 6, 2010