Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
But “quiet” is how scoops happen, how information is revealed and—more to the point—uncovered.
But apparently there are scoops of great magnitude to be gleaned from these repetitive pictures.
Under Brooks, News of the World made its mark and maintained its circulation on the basis of scoops—the more salacious the better.
Daily Beast fashion correspondent Renata Espinosa shares the scoops from Bryant Park.
You see this'—scoops it up—'is wrong; but this'—he does a little sleight of hand—'is right.
He undulates the surface, he raises it in hills, scoops it into vallies, and roughens it with rocks.
A pair of scoops are hinged together like a pair of scissors, the handles represented by B.
In this connection also may be mentioned ladles, fish slicers, and scoops.
The horses drag it, and a man takes hold of those two handles like plough-handles, and it scoops the dirt right up.
mid-14c., "to bail out," from scoop (n.) and from Low German scheppen "to draw water," from Proto-Germanic *skuppon (cf. Old Saxon skeppian, Dutch scheppen, Old High German scaphan, German schöpfen "to scoop, ladle out"), from PIE root *skeubh- (cf. Old English sceofl "shovel," Old Saxon skufla; see shove (v.)). In the journalistic sense from 1884. Related: Scooped; scooping.
early 14c., "utensil for bailing out," from Middle Dutch schope "bucket for bailing water," from West Germanic *skopo (cf. Middle Low German schope "ladle"), from Proto-Germanic *skop-, from PIE *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Also from Middle Dutch schoepe "a scoop, shovel" (Dutch schop "a spade," related to German Schüppe "a shovel," also "a spade at cards").
Meaning "action of scooping" is from 1742; that of "amount in a scoop" is from 1832. Sense of "a big haul, as if in a scoop net" is from 1893. The journalistic sense of "news published before a rival" is first recorded 1874, American English, from earlier commercial slang verbal sense of "appropriate so as to exclude competitors" (c.1850).