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OTHER WORDS FROM spoonfulhalf-spoonful, adjective, noun
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A spoonful of typical soil could easily contain billions of microbes, and Antarctic soils from other regions host at least a few thousand per gram.Missing Antarctic microbes raise thorny questions about the search for aliens|Elise Cutts|July 20, 2021|Science News
Add a large spoonful of icing to the top of the layer, then spread the icing to the edges of the cake.
I’ve even topped it with a few spoonfuls of plain yogurt for breakfast.
Each spoonful is a delightful reminder that spring, like other times of year, is also soup season.Proof spring is soup season, too: This bright bowl packed with peas, leeks, spinach and herbs|Ellie Krieger|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
By tasting, and then swallowing, a lava-hot spoonful of bechamel for a pot pie filling.
Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.
But the complaints about the current administration did sometimes come with a spoonful of sugar, or at least a cornball of humor.
She smacks her lips in satisfaction, then slurps another spoonful of orange broth.
Saving Mr. Banks is about as aggressively sweet as a spoonful of sugar.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is This Oscar Season’s Breath of Fresh Air|Kevin Fallon|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For each portion, set a breast on the bottom of a warm plate and set a large spoonful of avocado chutney alongside it.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A dessert-spoonful of brandy may be added, if required to keep a long time.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Sirdeller stretched out his hand and very deliberately drank a table-spoonful or two of his milk.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Here we sat late, and so home to bed, having got my Lady Batten to give me a spoonful of honey for my cold.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Young Joe tried to smile, with a slice of chicken in one hand and a spoonful of preserves in the other, and a mouthful of both.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
I looked through the window as my last spoonful of dessert was eaten, and saw the sky breaking into blue.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton