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 Spoon (A).Spoony. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spooning,
 
in rowing, is dipping the oars so little into the water as merely to skim the surface. The resistance being very small, much water is thrown up and more disturbed.   1
 


 Spoon (A).Spoony. 

 
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