1) These are the usual dialect forms of ‘shovel’.

1395 j spad yryn et schole yryn, Whitby

1557 an olde fyere showle, Thornton Bridge

1655 Paid for 2 new shoole Irons 2s 2d, Elland

1704 a new shoule

1707 for a shoule shaft 10d, Farnley. The verb had the same spelling: 1789 Leting water of in Street and shouling Roade and breaking stones, Tong.

spellings shoule
dates 1395 1557 1655 1704 1789

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