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spade toad
spade-bearded
Spade-bone
spade-like
spade-shaped
Spadebone
Spaded
spadefish
spadefoot
spadefoot toad
Spadeful
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spader
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spadework definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: dull or routine preliminary work preparing for an undertaking

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1778 1. work done with a spade 2. the hard plain preliminary drudgery in an undertaking

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hard or routine preparatory work.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The spadework is the uninteresting work that has to be done as preparation before you can start a project or activity. It is now that the spadework has to be done to lay firm foundations for later success. N-SING: usu the N

Moby Thesaurus

arrangement, basic training, briefing, clearing the decks, dirty work, donkeywork, drudgery, employment, equipment, fag, familiarization, fatigue, fixing, foundation, grind, groundwork, handiwork, handwork, industry, labor, lick, lick of work, makeready, making ready, manual labor, manufacture, mobilization, moil, planning, prearrangement, preliminaries, preliminary, preliminary act, preliminary step, prep, preparation, preparatory study, preparing, prepping, prerequisite, pretreatment, processing, propaedeutic, provision, rat race, readying, scut work, slavery, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, task, tiresome work, toil, training, travail, treadmill, treatment, trial, tryout, warm-up, work



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