horn spoon

horn spoon

[′hȯrn ‚spün]
(mining engineering)
A troughlike section cut from a cow horn and scraped thin; used for washing auriferous gravel and pulp when exacting tests are to be performed.
References in classic literature ?
Half-a-dozen dishes stood upon the shelves; the table was laid for supper with a bowl of porridge, a horn spoon, and a cup of small beer.
The table was laid with two bowls and two horn spoons, but the same single measure of small beer.
This was despite the fact that all of the items on view in these cases were stunning examples of design and workmanship, especially a Siouan breechcloth embellished with the head of a bison and an Escher-inspired horn spoon inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
For that you get, among other things,21 bottles of wine and spirits including Cristal champagne, a kilo of Royal Beluga caviar and a buffalo horn spoon to eat it with, assorted fancy cheeses, and truffles.
Stage will feature a variety of performers including the Rock Bottom Remainders and a Laguna Playhouse performance of "By the Great Horn Spoon.
In the past, women ate it with spoons made from mussel shells while men used carved wooden or elk horn spoons.