Definition of Runcible spoon

1. Noun. A fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear.

Generic synonyms: Spoon



Definition of Runcible spoon

1. Noun. A fork-like spoon that has a cutting edge. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runcible Spoon

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Literary usage of Runcible spoon

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1. The Sunday at Home by Religious Tract Society, Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"He wants a runcible spoon," he said one day, and every spoon in the house ... The Little Professor lay still, grasping his " runcible spoon " ; and he no ..."

2. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1872)
"... spoon," What is a " runcible spoon"? Some of my friends have been searching everywhere, and cannot find out; if you can tell us through " Our Letter Box ..."

3. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1893)
"In one of Edward Lear's nonsense verses occurs the following : " They ate with a runcible spoon." Has not " runcible" a meaning ? ..."

4. American Notes and Queries edited by William Shepard Walsh, Henry Collins Walsh, William H. Garrison, Samuel R. Harris (1890)
"In the " Nonsense Pictures," of his own drawing—pictures and rhymes mutually illustrating—the " runcible spoon " used by the ..."

5. The World's Best Poetry by Bliss Carman (1904)
"They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the ..."

6. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the ..."

7. One Hundred and One Famous Poems: With a Prose SupplementEnglish poetry (1920)
"So they took it away, and were married next day Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of ..."

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