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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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I only ventured to take one spoonful of it ("Sylvie's Summer-Soup," Bruno said it was), and must candidly confess that it was not at all nice; and I could not feel surprised that so many of the guests had kept their mouths shut up tight.
The doctor produced another spoonful of the elixir of life, and gravely repeated his first address to me.
Schomberg did not open his lips till he was ready to thrust therein a spoonful of greasy rice.
He let the air escape from his pursed-up lips like a man blowing at a spoonful of hot soup.
You see, my dear,' said Flora, measuring out a spoonful or two of some brown liquid that smelt like brandy, and putting it into her tea, 'I am obliged to be careful to follow the directions of my medical man though the flavour is anything but agreeable being a poor creature and it may be have never recovered the shock received in youth from too much giving way to crying in the next room when separated from Arthur, have you known him long?
He had scarcely swallowed the last spoonful, when there came a soft rap at the door.
But failing, he laid her head gently down again, got a pillow and placed it under her dark hair, and sought on the table for a spoonful of brandy.
Glegg added, in a tone of emphatic protest, "and a plain pudding, with a spoonful o' sugar, and no spice, 'ud be far more becoming.
Meanwhile Razumihin sat down on the sofa beside him, as clumsily as a bear put his left arm round Raskolnikov's head, although he was able to sit up, and with his right hand gave him a spoonful of soup, blowing on it that it might not burn him.
Then the magician brewed a powerful potion out of nine sorts of herbs which he had gathered himself all alone by moonlight, and he gave the youth nine spoonfuls of it daily for three days, which made him able to understand the language of birds.
Father Brown, who was making the salad, tipped two spoonfuls of the mustard into the tumbler of water beside him; stood up and said in a new, loud and sudden voice--"Drink that
My share of the syrup was usually about two tablespoonfuls, and those two spoonfuls of molasses were much more enjoyable to me than is a fourteen-course dinner after which I am to speak.