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Spoon

spoon
1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food. Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend, thus heard I say. (Chaucer) He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. (Shak)
2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; especially.
A spoon bait.
3. A simpleton; a spooney. Spoon bait, a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached. Spoon bit, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side. Spoon net, a net for landing fish. Spoon oar. See under Oar.
Origin: OE. Spon, AS. Spn, a chip; akin to D. Spaan, G. Span, Dan. Spaan, Sw. Span, Icel. Spann, sponn, a chip, a spoon. Cf. Span-new.


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