But how would you, say, assert yourself against a medieval steam-shovel?
The result was that records of steam-shovel performances were made eclipsing everything that had gone before.
Mr. Mainwaring told the boys that there is keen rivalry among the steam-shovel men.
The steam-shovel cost must also have its proportional share of the charge for Superintendent, water system, blacksmith, etc.
A steam-shovel driven by a certain horse-power would be nearly three times as effective there as here.
The steam-shovel card shows the date, the number of cars loaded per hour, and the total number loaded per day.
You can't get an American to work here unless he runs a locomotive or a steam-shovel.
The spirit of rivalry nowhere counted for more than among the steam-shovel men.
"We ought to have brought a steam-shovel along," said Rainey.
In the steam-shovel work on the east side of Ninth Avenue, spring holes were used.