Usually wooden (approx. 40-60 cm x 15-20 cm), sometimes iron (approx. 25x35 cm) shovel (1) with raised edges and T-handle (approx. 65 cm) and usually a leather patch on top of the (wooden) blade. Sometimes a second handle is provided at the bottom of the handle (2). The wooden shovel is usually monoxile (except for the T-handle).
The bosom shovel is used to scoop water or dredge from a ditch or liquid manure from a barge (3), also, by the brick and tile baker, to pour water over the clay during the preparation of that raw material.
See also drag net, bleacher's shovel and sand shovel (brickmaker). [MOT]
(1) SIRAG: 50.
(2) Larousse Agricole: 1.523.
(3) V.A.W.P.: 1.433.