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salt spoon

a small spoon with which to take salt at the table.
Origin of salt spoon
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Season each squirrel with a salt spoon of salt and half spoon of pepper.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • If your friend of the Universo has a salt spoon of his own this time to-morrow, he 'll be a lucky dog.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • The two women did not put on a plate or salt spoon without the avowed intention of worrying the Lorilleuxs.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Dear me, would you mind, young man, just asking Dear Miss Dall to pass the salt spoon.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • Then beat up a fresh egg in milk and add as much arrowroot or cornflour as will lie flat in a salt spoon.

  • Now do you think there is any good in my hunting any more for the salt spoon, Mr. Hudson?

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight
  • About a quarter of a salt spoon; that is, a good pinch of pepper.

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