I was never even a fan of childhood favorites like SpaghettiOs (“the neat new spaghetti you can eat with a spoon”).
"I just love the curve of that back" said my father, in his last month, pointing to the non-working side of a royal African spoon.
Not from the sugar we spoon on our cereal or into our coffee.
Using the tip of a spoon, carefully remove a little circle of puff pastry creating a well.
This was the perfect inspiration to create a hot chocolate so thick and textured the spoon was actually necessary.
Mow chases in a spoon and tub, big clam, mow places in a boil a piece.
He had been examining a glass, a spoon and some other objects so quietly that I had not heard.
Such a spoon, as shown in Fig. 3, is about the length of a teaspoon, but has a round bowl.
Jack Bates looked up from emptying the third spoon of sugar into his coffee.
To have it the handier, she poured both bottlefuls into an empty demijohn and put the spoon beside it in the cupboard.
Old English spon "chip, shaving," from Proto-Germanic *spænuz (cf. Old Norse spann, sponn "chip, splinter," Swedish spån "a wooden spoon," Old Frisian spon, Middle Dutch spaen, Dutch spaan, Old High German span, German Span "chip, splinter"), from PIE *spe- "long, flat piece of wood" (cf. Greek sphen "wedge").
The meaning "eating utensil" is c.1300 in English (in Old English such a thing might be a metesticca), probably from Old Norse sponn, which meant "spoon" as well as "chip, tile" (development of the "eating utensil" sense is specific to Middle English and Scandinavian, though Middle Low German spon also meant "wooden spatula"). Spoon-feed is from 1610s; figurative sense is attested by 1864. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth is from 1801.
1715, "to dish out with a spoon," from spoon (n.). The meaning "court, flirt sentimentally" is first recorded 1831, from slang noun spoon "simpleton" (1799), a figurative use based on the notion of shallowness. Related: Spooned; spooning.
To put on edge; make apprehensive; frighten: ''It's the first time in my life I've ever been spooked,'' says a Byrd staffer (1935+)