from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cheese-pale.
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Presently a peck would go home, and his enemy would drop down with a neat little circular hole in his forehead or skull, exactly similar to that which a cheese-scoop makes in a cheese.
a cheese-scoop, so that the width of the part where it is scooped is about the same as the two flat sides.
"I do not at present," said I, "require a knife with indispensable cheese-scoop and marmalade-shredding attachment.