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spading fork


a garden tool with sturdy tines used for loosening and turning soil


You can use a spading fork to stir a compost pile.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Soon after frost has killed the leaves, carefully dig up the tubers with a spading fork.

    Gardening for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • She has a basket, and a spading fork, and she keeps a close eye on her four-footed partner.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • A spading fork is a better tool than a shovel, with which to load broken stone from piles.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • In such cases the spading fork and the hand cultivator are the ready and proper substitutes.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees F. A. Waugh
  • The typical tool for preparing the soil for root growth is a spade or spading fork (Fig. 49).

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • Dig up each plant with a spading fork or sharp shovel and leave it to wither in the July sun, its roots shaken free of earth.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley

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