Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, to sail steadily and rapidly, as before the wind.
- To cause to scud, as before the wind.
- v. nautical To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Naut.) To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.
- Probably from spume foam. (Wiktionary)
“Keep stirring the mixture frequently and mash the tomato and onions using a wooden spoom.”
“Down with the fore-sail too! we'll spoom before her.cf. also _The Lucky Chance_, I, i: 'I am no Starter.”
“[To spoom, or spoon, is to go right before the wind, without any sail.”
“On one hand, my Obnoxious Food Geek Self is curious to taste pizza-flavored spoom or blueberry Legos or cauliflower soup molded into John McCainâ€ ™ s face â€ "but I also wonder if itâ€ ™ s right and proper to treat food this way.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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