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  • n  an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

  • The backhoe's work could be seen along a six-mile (10 km) stretch of the road from Tskhinvali to the Russian border.
  • Amid the debris is an overturned, heavily damaged backhoe as well as other broken bits of construction equipment.
  • When backhoe operators from a Chengdu-based company stopped work clearing a collapsed apartment building as night fell Tuesday, the family of missing residents gathered around .
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  • Michael Douglas in FOXNews
    I learned how to use the shovel, and I wanted to go out like Charlie and just dig around,Douglas says in an interview on "What a feeling of power that is. It's just amazing the damage you could do with a backhoe."
  • Humpy Wheeler in USA Today
    Dale Earnhardt was the last working-man driver that we had - you know, the guy running the backhoe, the shrimp boat captain and the carpenter - people who are out there working with their hands for a living,says Humpy Wheeler, president of...
  • Charles Schumer in The Associated Press
    Of course he (Delayunid) will be considered as suspect because he has direct participation on the release of the backhoe. Although we are not making conclusion that he was the one who dug the graves (and) he was just the assigned operator of the... Diego Velázquez Philippine Star Nov 27, 2009 7393 10672 backing Just a day after there was much hoopla about the Chinese finally changing their policy, they are already backing off," US Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Sunday, adding he plans to move forward with a bill that would punish...

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