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  • v. hollow out with a scoop
  • v. take out or up with or as if with a scoop


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  • But when she steeled herself to scoop out the tangle of fur with the net, she recognized her neighbor’s beloved Marcell.

    The Hollow

  • Instead of drinking the milk, Tony tried to scoop out the ice cubes, and Sharon understood why she had instinctively doubted the wisdom of Ridge’s solution.

    Western Man

  • Another neighbor used dehorners to scoop out the tiny horn buttons, and a third person vaccinated the calf.

    Plain Language

  • Just scoop out a burrow, and see if he who gathers in summer is not a wise son.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Lime juice, sugar, rum, scoop out half a Crenshaw melon, add ice.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Dogs, when they wish to go to sleep on a carpet or other hard surface, generally turn round and round and scratch the ground with their fore-paws in a senseless manner, as if they intended to trample down the grass and scoop out a hollow, as no doubt their wild parents did, when they lived on open grassy plains or in the woods.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals


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