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Saturday, 24 August 2013

All About Spoons


A spoon is a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food.

Kinds of spoons

dessert spoon — a spoon larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon
runcible spoon — a fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear
soupspoon, soup spoon — a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup
sugar spoon, sugar shell — a spoon for serving sugar; often made in the shape of a seashell
sundae spoon — a long-handled spoon used for mixing drinks or eating desserts served in a sundae glass.
tablespoon — a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving
tea maker (also tea infuser) — a covered spoon with perforations
teaspoon — a small spoon used for stirring tea or coffee; holds about one fluid dram
wooden spoon — a spoon made of wood. A wooden spoon is also
an imaginary prize supposed to be given to the person or team that finishes last in a competition. 

Idioms with the word spoon

greasy spoon: a small cheap restaurant
he needs a long spoon who sups with the Devil: You will want all your wits about you if you ally or associate yourself with evil. SHAKESPEARE alludes to this proverb in the Comedy of Errors, IV, iii, and again in The Tempest, II, ii, where Stephano says: "Mercy! mercy! this is a devil ... I will leave him, I have no long spoon."
silver spoon: born with a silver spoon in one's mouth = born wealthy
spoon-feed: 
1 : to feed by means of a spoon
2 a : to present (information) so completely as to preclude independent thoughtspoon-feed material to students

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