Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spoon of a size and form adapted for use in eating soup.
“He makes it himself, taking a papaya, piercing it with a fork, then he gets two passion fruits, a banana, raisins, pine nuts, a soup-spoon of muesli an English brand and a strand of honey.”
“As she carried her soup-spoon to her lips, Maurice Guest felt that she was observing him; and throughout the meal, of which she ate but little, he was aware of a peculiarly straight and penetrating gaze.”
“He put down his soup-spoon and stared at Fatty, interested.”
“Billy, drowsy and rosy, was waving a soup-spoon about his head, dabbing at the lights upon the silver with fat fingers that were better at clinging than at letting go.”
“The soup-spoon journeying in Joel's direction tilted dangerously.”
“These should be all of silver; two knives, three forks, and a soup-spoon being the usual number laid at each plate.”
“Particularly has the soup-spoon its Scylla and Charybdis, and if a careless eater make a hissing sound as he eats his soup, the well-bred diner-out looks round with dismay.”
“There is a terrible pause -- you wonder if they say grace -- and then finally Lucy picks up her soup-spoon for signal and you're off!”
“Penrod abruptly set down his soup-spoon and gazed at his aunt with flattering attention.”
“Billy Porter stared at the newcomer and dropped his soup-spoon with a splash.”
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