Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of the right whale when feeding.

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  • verb Present participle of scoop.

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Examples

  • Father shouted to me, and I joined him in scooping out sand behind the shelter of a wagon wheel.

    Chapter 13

  • In Japan, goldfish scooping is one of the most popular events at festivals.

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  • Father shouted to me, and I joined him in scooping out sand behind the shelter of a wagon wheel.

    Chapter 13

  • If a Bear appears and begins to climb with the idea of scooping out honey from the entrance some feet higher, I go to meet him; Bears have tender noses, and don't care for quills.

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  • "You also made me squirm at the idea of scooping out Boches 'insides with bayonets."

    The Rough Road

  • With this cheering speech, Bill proceeded to make two or three ineffectual scoops into the dark interior, manifestly with the idea of scooping out the lady in question.

    Jeff Briggs's Love Story

  • Steve Monforto, recalled scooping his daughter up in a hug as watching fans gasped (then cheered) at her toss.

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  • Surprisingly enough it doesn't smell either (staying on top of the scooping is a must).

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  • She also says she tries to use a " scooping " technique to lift the baby out of the crib.

    The Baby May Be Giving You Mommy Thumb

  • If you look really closely there in the center of your screen, you can see a chopper there which we understand to be a water-dropping chopper, kind of scooping up water from the pacific ocean and dropping it on to some of those hot spots, but it is difficult to see, but at least you can kind of see the movement of that chopper.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2007

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