Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like spoons close together; with the face of one to the back of the other and with the knees bent: as, to lie spoon-fashion.
“He turned to me in sleep as he so often did, gathering me spoon-fashion against his chest and resting his cheek against my hair.”
“Later, they lay together on their sides, spoon-fashion on the wide bed.”
“The slaves were laid on their sides, spoon-fashion, the bent knees of one fitting into the hamstrings of his neighbour.”
“He threw his arm over her waist and drew her back to him, fitting their bodies together, spoon-fashion.”
“Long before it was done, he lay spoon-fashion with the Lady, her head against his chest, cradling her as he would have done a hurt child.”
“He blew out the candle and pulled me close against his chest, spoon-fashion.”
“In each case, he had pulled her against him, spoon-fashion, and growled sleepily in her ear, “Lie still.””
“There were two of them in bed with him; one was snuggled up to his back and was holding onto his shoulders; the other was cradled in his lap, spoon-fashion.”
“Two and sometimes three men would be found wrapped in one blanket, "spoon-fashion," with another blanket stretched above them on four stakes to serve as a tent-fly, and their fires were usually large and well covered with green branches to prevent their burning out too rapidly.”
“Six or seven of us pack in here like sardines in a box, lying on our sides, "spoon-fashion.”
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