December 13th, 2019

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Friday word: Runcible



Runcible [RUN-suh-buhl]
(n.)
1. A spoonlike utensil with three short tines like a fork.

Late 19th century: used by Edward Lear, perhaps suggested by late 16th-century rouncival, denoting a large variety of pea.

Used in a sentence:
“Having forgotten to pack his lunch, Mortimer resorted to ingurgitating condiment packets with a runcible.”
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"They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon..."

(Edward Lear, "The Owl and The Pussycat")