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scoop out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scoop out hollow out with a scoop "scoop out a melon"
    • v scoop out take out or up with or as if with a scoop "scoop the sugar out of the container"
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!”


In literature:

Then he leisurely scoops out the flesh with his paws and eats it.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The interiors of the canoes are scooped out, and serve as receptacles for odds and ends.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Somebody started scooping out a furrow with his hands.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
After washing the marrow, cut off one end and scoop out all the seeds.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
Then some more dirt was loosened and that was scooped out with the shovel.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
I couldn't scoop it out properly.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
I'll scoop out a little snow, and you open the trap, and lay it in the hollow.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
But I scooped fish out for 'em an' fed 'em every day in the same place an' they got tamer.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
The scoop came back rapidly, sped out the track extension above the hold, and paused.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Mick scooped one of them out from the edge.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
Scoop out the core of some golden pippins, pare them very thin, and throw them into water.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Emarginate, when the gills are notched or scooped out at junction with stem.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Take two dozen lemons, cut off about an inch at one end, scoop out all the pulp, fill them with salt, and sew on the tops.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
From this, small portions are scooped out and eaten with milk.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
And as soon as said he scooped out the eye, and put it in his pocket.
"Irish Fairy Tales" by Edmond Leamy
Then I slid him out, the leader broke, and I scooped him up.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
If I could have scooped out a hollow for my hips I wouldn't feel quite so stiff.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
The road had been scooped out from the side of the hill, which from its base was almost perpendicular, and seemed to defy mortal ascent.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
Only blue ground showed, and there was a power scoop digging out more.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He scooped a mitten full of snow and raised it to his lips, then spat it out, still dry.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach

In poetry:

Broad, iron shovels,
Scooping out oblong vaults,
Loosening turf and leveling sod.
"Iron" by Carl Sandburg
The theory is that birth is prompted
by the child's desire to leave the womb.
But in the photograph an unborn horse's
neck strains inward w/legs scooped out.
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
By the marigold marsh she paused to twist
The gold—green coils round her blue—veined wrist,
And out of the water—bed scooped the cresses,
And frolicked them round her braidless tresses.
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin
Lost luster under her footsoles.
The long wind, paring her person down
To a pinch of flame, blew its burdened whistle
In the whorl of her ear, and like a scooped-out pumpkin crown
Her head cupped the babel.
"Hardcastle Crags" by Sylvia Plath
'How? fallen away?' Yes; just now there was a plain before the house, and
now it stands on a fearful height! The horizon has sunk, has gone down, and
from the very house drops an almost overhanging, as it were scooped-out,
black precipice.
"A Dream" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Here's the fun part - scooping out the pulp.
A Haitian woman scoops mud out of her flooded tent home in Port-au-Prince.
Imagine taking this one warm out of your oven and serving it with a scoop of ice cream.
Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on a kitchen towel.
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and thinly slice cucumbers into half moons.
The Scoop- In and Out of the Airport.
Scoop out meat and mix with butter.
TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff's investigators scooped up a convicted sex offender Wednesday afternoon after finding out he was living out of a motor home that was parked in various places in Tahlequah.
1 or 2 seedless cucumbers depending on the size (do not scoop out the seeds and do not peel).
Here's the scoop: Some apartment complexes are using DNA testing on dog doo to find out who's not cleaning up after their pets.
Here's the scoop for all the parents out there.
Spread stuffing into this shell, replacing the scooped out bread.
Is Scoop Going Out of Business.
Check Out the Scoop .
Can this ice-cream parlor scoop out a place for itself.

In science:

However, if instead whenever you find particles in Well Y, you scoop them out and count them, and then close the box, you are making the X -> Y transition irreversible. The remaining particles within the wells will immediately re-equilibrate and more particles will tunnel from X to Y.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald