shool

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shovele, schovel, showell, shoule, shole (> English dialectal shoul, shool), from Old English scofl ‎(shovel), from Proto-Germanic *skuflō, *skūflō ‎(shovel), equivalent to shove +‎ -el ‎(instrumental/agent suffix). Cognate with Scots shuffle, shule, shuil ‎(shovel), Saterland Frisian Sköifel ‎(shovel), West Frisian skoffel, schoffel ‎(hoe, spade, shovel), Dutch schoffel ‎(spade, hoe), Low German Schüfel, Schuffel ‎(shovel), German Schaufel ‎(shovel), Danish skovl ‎(shovel), Swedish skyffel, skovel ‎(shovel), Icelandic skófla ‎(shovel).

Noun[edit]

shool ‎(plural shools)

  1. A shovel
    • 1611 And the pots, and the shouels, and the snuffers, and the spoones, and all the vessels of brasse wherewith they ministred, tooke they away. (2 Kings 25:14, Authorized Version of 1611 (King James Version), 1611 edition)
    • 2003 And the pots, and the shovels, and the wick trimmers, and the ladles, and all the vessels of bronze with which they ministered, they took away. (2 Kings 25:14, Authorized Version of 1611 (King James Version), 2003 edition)
  2. A spade
    • 2010 "shool spade see shovel" (A Bibliography of English Etymology, Volumes 1-2 by Anatoly Liberman, Ari Hoptman, Nathan E. Carlson, U of Minnesota Press, 2010, page 785)

Verb[edit]

shool ‎(third-person singular simple present shools, present participle shooling, simple past and past participle shooled)

  1. To move materials with a shovel.
    The workers were shooling gravel and tarmac into the pothole in the road.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To move with a shoveling motion, to cover as by shoveling
    • 1898 The Winter's Tale [Annotated] by William Shakespeare, H. H. Furness, page 236, [Annotation for line] 511. shouels-in...Jamieson (Scottish Dict. Suppl.) gives: 'Shool, A shovel' and 'To shool on, metaph. to cover, as in a grave.'
  3. To shuffle or shamble
    • 1988 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, ISBN 0-87779-169-4, (page 652), "scuffle vb...2 syn shuffle 3, scuffle, shamble, ||shool, shovel"; (page 669) "shambles vb syn shuffle 3, scuffle, shamble, ||shool, shovel"; (page 670) "shuffle vb syn scuff, scuffle, shamble, || shool, shovel"

References[edit]

  • Lexic.us, Retrieved 2013-02-14
    Definition of Shool 1. to shovel [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shovel
  • TheFreeDictionary.com, Retrieved 2013-02-14
    shool n (Engineering / Tools) a dialect word for shovel,
  • Dictionary.com, Retrieved 2013-02-14
    shool — n a dialect word for shovel,
  • Merriam-Webster.com, Retrieved 2013-02-14
    Definition of SHOOL...
    1 chiefly dial : to drag or scrape along : shamble, shuffle
    2: to loaf or idle about begging : loiter, saunter