from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like spoons close together; with the face of one to the back of the other and with the knees bent: as, to lie spoon-fashion.


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  • He turned to me in sleep as he so often did, gathering me spoon-fashion against his chest and resting his cheek against my hair.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Later, they lay together on their sides, spoon-fashion on the wide bed.

    A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air

  • The slaves were laid on their sides, spoon-fashion, the bent knees of one fitting into the hamstrings of his neighbour.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • He threw his arm over her waist and drew her back to him, fitting their bodies together, spoon-fashion.

    Gabriel Hawk's Lady

  • Long before it was done, he lay spoon-fashion with the Lady, her head against his chest, cradling her as he would have done a hurt child.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

  • He blew out the candle and pulled me close against his chest, spoon-fashion.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • In each case, he had pulled her against him, spoon-fashion, and growled sleepily in her ear, “Lie still.”

    The Glory Game

  • There were two of them in bed with him; one was snuggled up to his back and was holding onto his shoulders; the other was cradled in his lap, spoon-fashion.

    Between Planets

  • Two and sometimes three men would be found wrapped in one blanket, "spoon-fashion," with another blanket stretched above them on four stakes to serve as a tent-fly, and their fires were usually large and well covered with green branches to prevent their burning out too rapidly.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Six or seven of us pack in here like sardines in a box, lying on our sides, "spoon-fashion."

    The Romance of the Civil War


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