from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small, spoon for eating eggs from the shell.


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  • "Why?" he said, very alert like some skorry animal with an egg-spoon in its rooker.

    Where's the show? John Myles Aavedal 2010

  • Miss Standish laid down her egg-spoon, and sat staring at Winifred.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes Maud Wilder Goodwin

  • On one occasion Lord Mulgrave, who had just been appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, found a broken egg-spoon on the breakfast-table at Walmer, and asked, 'How can

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century George Paston

  • "I have no opinion, Lachie," said the old man, snuffing rappee with the butt of an egg-spoon and spilling the brown dust in sheer nervousness over the night-shirt bulging above the band of his breeks.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn Neil Munro

  • With no premonition of what was to come she took her egg-spoon and cracked her egg, an egg laid by one of her own hens.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent S.M. Hussey

  • In such a case use an egg-spoon of bone, or a small cup.

    Papers on Health John Kirk

  • "There are two points -- yes," replied the Scotland Yard man, whilst Smith paused, egg-spoon in hand, and fixed his keen eyes upon the speaker.

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu Sax Rohmer 1921

  • Smith paused, egg-spoon in hand, and fixed his keen eyes upon the speaker.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer 1921

  • Her godmother was bonne maman, and her godfather my uncle de Salabéry, who brought her a casket in which was a cup and saucer in enamel and also an enamel egg-cup and tiny, round egg-spoon, and this I thought very silly, since Eliane, like the cockchafer, ate only milk.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago 1919

  • The Rat let his egg-spoon fall on the table-cloth, and sat open-mouthed.

    The Wind in the Willows 1908


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