Hugh used to trot about with him, spudding up weeds from the lawn.
mid-15c., "small or poor knife," of uncertain origin probably related to Danish spyd, Old Norse spjot "spear," German Spiess "spear, lance"). Meaning "spade" is from 1660s; sense of "short or stumpy person or thing" is from 1680s; that of "potato" is first recorded 1845 in New Zealand English.
A blunt triangular knife used for removing foreign bodies from the cornea.
To become angelic, before or after death