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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.
Lay siege to the church, burst in the doors, drag out the beautiful girl, save her from the judges, save her from the priests, dismantle the cloister, burn the bishop in his palace--all this we will do in less time than it takes for a burgomaster to eat a spoonful of soup.
I don't know how many worlds there may be in the universe, but anyone who had brought me a spoonful of mustard at that precise moment could have had them all.
Come, Josh," he said, in a cajoling tone, "give us a spoonful of brandy, and a sovereign to pay the way back, and I'll go.
Captain Van Horn gave him, first of all, a pannikin of oatmeal mush, generously flooded with condensed cream and sweetened with a heaping spoonful of sugar.
Swallow a spoonful of sody, an' you'll sweeten up wonderful an' be more pleasant company.
My mother was rejoicing over me on one side of the bed; and the unknown gentleman, addressed as "doctor," was offering me a spoonful of whisky-and-water on the other.
It won't hurt you much, I guess; you have worked and waited so long, a large dose will do you good," said Rebecca, giving her a generous spoonful of jam, as if eager to add as much sweetness as possible to a life that had not been an easy one.
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.