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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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She got up and went to the table, and felt inside the pie-dish again with a spoon.
Ay," he continued, as soon as he had ousted me from the stool and spoon, "they're fine, halesome food -- they're grand food, parritch.
A sum that in the days ere the silver spoon had melted, I staked in careless moods of an instant on a turn of the cards.
Having given this explanation, Mrs Squeers put her head into the closet and instituted a stricter search after the spoon, in which Mr Squeers assisted.
A vast deal of searching and rummaging ensued, and it proving fruitless, Smike was called in, and pushed by Mrs Squeers, and boxed by Mr Squeers; which course of treatment brightening his intellects, enabled him to suggest that possibly Mrs Squeers might have the spoon in her pocket, as indeed turned out to be the case.
Mrs Squeers stood at one of the desks, presiding over an immense basin of brimstone and treacle, of which delicious compound she administered a large instalment to each boy in succession: using for the purpose a common wooden spoon, which might have been originally manufactured for some gigantic top, and which widened every young gentleman's mouth considerably: they being all obliged, under heavy corporal penalties, to take in the whole of the bowl at a gasp.
Just over,' said Mrs Squeers, choking the last boy in her hurry, and tapping the crown of his head with the wooden spoon to restore him.
In the morning we went out to the woodpile and chopped up the brass candlestick into handy sizes, and Tom put them and the pewter spoon in his pocket.
In reality, he might have been very well eased of these apprehensions, by the prudent precautions of his wife and daughter, who had already removed everything which was not fixed to the freehold; but he was by nature suspicious, and had been more particularly so since the loss of his spoon.
He saw the Jew with his half-closed eyes; heard his low whistling; and recognised the sound of the spoon grating against the saucepan's sides: and yet the self-same senses were mentally engaged, at the same time, in busy action with almost everybody he had ever known.
The better weedless spoons will usually land hook up if you thumb them to a stop over a target, rather than just flinging them as far as you can.
Gourmet Lemon & Honey Tea Spoons by Melville Candy Company are designed to add flavor to hot beverages.