wooden spoon


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wooden spoon

n
(General Sporting Terms) a booby prize, esp in sporting contests
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Noun1.wooden spoon - a booby prize consisting of a spoon made of wood
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.wooden spoon - a spoon made of woodwooden spoon - a spoon made of wood      
spoon - a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
woodenware - ware for domestic use made of wood
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"Would you like a little mash?" the first soldier asked, and handed Pierre a wooden spoon after licking it clean.
The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon. Peter was very fond of his cow.
Mrs Squeers stood at one of the desks, presiding over an immense basin of brimstone and treacle, of which delicious compound she administered a large instalment to each boy in succession: using for the purpose a common wooden spoon, which might have been originally manufactured for some gigantic top, and which widened every young gentleman's mouth considerably: they being all obliged, under heavy corporal penalties, to take in the whole of the bowl at a gasp.
'Just over,' said Mrs Squeers, choking the last boy in her hurry, and tapping the crown of his head with the wooden spoon to restore him.
"Bad luck crushes bulls as easily as bullaces; and, I believe, the fury dogs you: you were born with a wooden spoon in your mouth, depend on it."
"I believe you; sad I mean to make my wooden spoon do the work of some people's silver ladles: grasped firmly, and handled nimbly, even a wooden spoon will shovel up broth."
A large wooden spoon dressed in garments, and which had been carried to the grave of a dead man, they pretend becomes inspired at the full of the moon, and will dance and jump about.
good!" cried Tom, applauding with the wooden spoon. "That 's a model sermon, Polly, short, sweet, sensible, and not a bit sleepy.
The jailer was accustomed to pour the contents of the saucepan into Dantes' plate, and Dantes, after eating his soup with a wooden spoon, washed the plate, which thus served for every day.
A group of players from Rugeley Rugby Club climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of the Wooden Spoon Charity.
Wooden Spoon Seagull will be berthed at the Falkirk Wheel Basin on Saturday, May 25.
The money raised will be used by Wooden Spoon to help fund charitable projects across the UK and Ireland - including in Coventry and Warwickshire.