• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scooping the action of the right whale in feeding
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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!”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand., Sw. skopa, a scoop; or Old Dut. schœpe, a shovel, Ger. schüppe, a shovel.


In literature:

Calling to the sailor to get the shore-boat ready, the Commodore scooped up the fallen flour and cast it again on the fire.
"Virginia: The Old Dominion" by Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
In one place a snow slide had caught just the edge of a shed and scooped it away as a knife scoops cheese.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
Manuel, bending a tortilla into a scoop wherewith to help himself to the brown beans, raised his black eyes anxiously.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
Mealy stooped over to scoop up some water in his hands.
"The Court of Boyville" by William Allen White
It is anybody's salt plain; you can come here when you will and scoop up all you want.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
What can have become of the matter so scooped out?
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The Most Honourable Order of the Golden Scoop.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100., Jan. 10, 1891" by Various
This was afterwards scooped out, and put aside to be carefully dried in the sun to-morrow morning.
"California" by J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
Why is scooping out a turnip a noisy process?
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
A popular scoop sells an extra at once.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
So each man scooped a bucket full And into the woods with the water they went.
"A Hero and a Great Man" by Francis Kruckvich
Behind it was left a deep trough, a half cylinder scooped from the soil.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Then he scooped it up and nodded.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
So dere Alphonsine she's scoop, scoop for breakfas'.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
Open the leaves and scoop out the center.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Cut a slice from stem end of a medium-sized tomato, and scoop out pulp.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
We're getting rid of 'em cheap, if they scoop a dozen!
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Then, for fear of tiring the cubs, the tiger and tigress scoop a hollow under a tree, and place them there.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Rick saw a scoop drop into the hold and come up with a slippery half-ton of menhaden.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
I wanted you to have the scoop on this, but I had to talk to the press once the story broke, you understand.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow

In poetry:

And when there is no space 'twixt surf and sky,
And all the universe seems cloud and wave,
It is the immitigable wind, not I,
That scoops men's grave.
""What ails you, Ocean, that nor near nor far"" by Alfred Austin
Oh sapping waves!—oh mining waves!—
Under the oak's gnarled feet,
And tower, and village street,
Scooping by stealth in darkness myriad graves;—
"By the Seashore at Night" by Kate Seymour Maclean
O man primeval! hadst thou known,
Ere rude hands scooped thy grave,
Of Homestead Act, or Building Loan,
Thou wouldst have quite disdained to own
A rugged cliff or cave.
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
They trail me, these three godless knaves,
Past every church that saints and saves,
Nor stop till, where the cold sea raves
By Lido's wet accursed graves,
They scoop mine, roll me to its brink,
And… on thy breast I sink
"In A Gondola" by Robert Browning
And thou,--thy very name is lost!
The peasant only knows that here
Bold Alfred scoop'd thy flinty bier,
And pray'd a foeman's prayer, and tost
His auburn, head, and said 'One more
Of England's foes guards England's shore,'
"A Danish Barrow" by Francis Turner Palgrave
'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:

Skeletons unearthed last week are being scooped out to undergo tests.
British GQ scooped up the chocolate actor to shine light on his upcoming film Prometheus and inquire about his sartorial taste.
The enterprise feedback management vendor scoops up an online-survey software player.
We got the inside scoop on this partnership and the company's continued success in the systems integration landscape.
Domestica is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that the Chicago Home + Garden minimag provides four times a year inside Chicago magazine.
Scoops' out for Summer: Day 19.
Scoops' out for Summer: Day 18.
Scoops' out for Summer: Day 17.
Scoops' out for Summer: Day 16.
We asked several of our favorite TV personalities (and avid travelers) for the inside scoop.
Looking for more scoops on your favorite New England sports teams.
Get the scoop on John Muir Trail at Lynnwood REI.
In a 3-3 tie against the Minnesota Twins, Kirkman scooped Joe Mauer's grounder to the right of the mound and sprinted toward first base.
ESPN's Scoop Jackson talks about Randy Moss with Broken Lizard comedy troupe member Paul Soter, and comedian Jay Mohr conjures Tracy Morgan to tell the St Louis Rams what to do.
Scooping may be only effective way to curb dog's poop-snacking habit.

In science:

But one may argue that we do not need to have the system send back its information using its own internal energy; the observer at infinity is in possession of infinite resources, and can just send a device to scoop up the system and bring it back to infinity, where he can measure its state at leisure.
Effective information loss outside the horizon
The contract with Wikileaks states that both papers are to publish the scoop simultaneously, or not at al l.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Despite the fact that the messages sent by Wikileaks to the papers both arrive by t + 3, and that the Midd leman’s messages arrive by t + 8, the papers must wait until t + 9 in order to ensure simultaneous publication of the scoop.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
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
If you do this scooping frequently, each scoop will retrieve about 10 particles.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
If you scoop often enough, you can shift all of the particles over to well Y.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
Imagine that the man with the shot-glass watches what he is doing and compensates for an underfilled shot by following it with a shot with more than average filling, so that two successive glasses together scoop similar amount of water.
Correlation effects in sequential energy branching: an exact model of the Fano statistics