from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trolling-bait or spoon-bait, fashioned like the bowl of a spoon, with a hook or hooks at one end, and the line attached at the other.
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Her eye had been caught by a gaudy red-feathered trolling-spoon and its polished brass disk.
Sometimes he was spun helplessly on the end of his line like a trolling-spoon.
Sam busied himself with the trolling-spoon, but as soon as the last canoe was well beyond hearing he burst out:
For middle-class fish, like bass, which would only rise to the fly during a brief and uncertain season, a trolling-spoon or an artificial minnow might be allowed.