from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long narrow spoon for scooping out marrow from bones.
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Our way thither lay up yesterday's zigzag – a damp, muddy groove wriggling up the face of a steep hillside, about as pleasant to walk in as a marrow-spoon, and not much wider.
The feces must sometimes be taken away by the end of a marrow-spoon, as cathartics and even clyster will pass without removing them.
M.M. Extract the hardened scybala by means of a marrow-spoon; or by a piece of wire, or of whale-bone bent into a bow, and introduced.