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Scoops

scoop
1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
3. (Science: surgery) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow. Some had lain in the scoop of the rock. (J. R. Drake)
5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling. Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river. Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.
Origin: OE. Scope, of Scand. Origin; cf. Sw. Skopa, akin to D. Schop a shovel, G. Schuppe, and also to E. Shove. See Shovel.


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