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spoon

1. an angling lure for spinning or trolling, consisting of a bright piece of metal which swivels on a trace to which are attached a hook or hooks
2. Golf a former name for a No. 3 wood
3. Rowing a type of oar blade that is curved at the edges and tip to gain a firm grip on the water

spoon

[spün]
(design engineering)
A slender rod with a cup-shaped projection at right angles to the rod, used for scraping drillings out of a borehole.
(mining engineering)
An instrument in which earth or pulp may be delicately tested by washing to detect gold or amalgam.

spoon

In plastering, a small steel tool, used in finishing moldings by hand.
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At a young age Spooner became a partner in the banking business of Attwood and Spooner.
Thomas Attwood was the Halesowen man who was to become one of the most important figures in the history of the democratic movement in Britain and it was through his association with Attwood that Spooner was drawn into the democratic movement.
The next year Spooner succeeded Attwood as High Bailiff of Birmingham, a position that went back to the Middle Ages and gave the holder the prerogative to chair public meetings in the town.
Through this office Spooner continued Attwood's action against the renewal of the Charter of the East India Company.
There was no Liberal Party then and Spooner and others came together under the banner of Radicals.
Rob and Alicia Spooner were already battling rising paper and postage costs to turn a profit with their two travel magazines - Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel - from a Florence office.
Inktomi, a Yahoo-owned search engine, had approached Rob Spooner with a proposal for "paid inclusion" for the family's site, www.
To make money at this, Spooner relies mostly on revenue sharing with the business his site links to, a flat fee for every time someone clicks on a business from online highways or from advertisements on the site itself, which gets about 3 million hits a month.
Each time you click on something, Spooner makes a little bit of money.