medicine-spoon love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spoon, usually of porcelain, the bowl of which is partially decked over but which has an aperture at the tip through which a fluid may be poured, without spilling, into the mouth.

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Examples

  • Lay him across your knees, let both his hands and his nose be tightly held, and then, by means of the patent medicine-spoon, or, if that be not at hand, by either a tea or a dessert-spoon, pour the medicine down his throat, and he will be obliged to swallow it.

    Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children

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