n. vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; deep shovel for digging out and dipping; spoon-shaped instrument
Handy lift-and-drain scoop is better than messy baskets.
Sentence in Classic:
As the receding wave swept back with a hoarse roar, it seemed to scoop out deep caves in the beach, as if its purpose were to undermine the earth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Joe scooped his eyes with his disengaged wrist, as if he were bent on gouging himself, but said not another word.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
He looked at her for a long space and then, leaning, scooped up a small wad of red clay from the ground.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Peering over the side you could just see them (as before you heard them) wallowing in the sullen, black waters, and turning over on their backs as they scooped out huge globular pieces of the whale of the bigness of a human head.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
In the rear wall was another little cave; a round hole, not much bigger than an oil barrel, scooped out in the black earth.
The harbour is scooped into an arch by the Eastern flood; reefs run out and foam with the salt spray; itself it lies concealed; turreted walls of rock let down their arms on either hand, and the temple retreats from the beach.