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digging stick

a pointed or spatulate wooden stick, sometimes having a stone weight or crossbar attached and used in primitive societies for loosening the ground to extract buried wild plant foods and for tilling the soil.
Origin of digging stick
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One of the primary tools of the hunters and gatherers was the digging stick.
  • They were harvested with a digging stick and eaten within four or five days, as they do not store well.
  • Digging a smaller hole with a digging stick or trowel is sufficient.

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