Origin of spoondrift
1760–70; spoon, variant of obsolete spoom (of a ship) to run or scud before the wind + drift
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Examples from the Web for spoondrift
Spoondrift is the spray from the tops of the waves, explained Pearl.
Just the same, I guess I can show you girls a good time at Spoondrift.
And it was cold—oh, it was cold!The pinching cold was like a vise: Spoondrift flew freezing,—fold on foldIt coated them with ice.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886
Ministry of Education
It blew so that the spoondrift was driven over the sea, and the spray was dashed far in over the ice.Farthest North
She dodged occasionally to protect her eyes from the spoondrift which slatted so sharply across the deck and 156 into the cockpit.Wyn's Camping Days
Amy Bell Marlowe
- a less common spelling of spindrift
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