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Aposʹtle Spoons

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Spoons formerly given at christenings; so called because one of the apostles figured at the top of the handle. Sometimes twelve spoons, representing the twelve apostles; sometimes four, representing the four evangelists; and sometimes only one, was presented. Sometimes, but very rarely, a set occurs containing in addition the “Master Spoon” and the “Lady Spoon.” We still give at christenings a silver spoon, though the apostolic handle is no longer retained.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Apollinarians
Apollo
Apollo Belvidere [Bel-ve-dear]
Apollodoros
Apollonius
Apollyon
Apostate (The)
A posteriori [Latin, from the latter]
Apostles
Apostles, where buried
Apostle Spoons
Apostles Creed (The)
Apostolic Fathers
Apostolic Majesty
Apparel
Appeal to the Country (An)
Appiades
Appian Way
Apple (Newton and the)
Apple-john (An)
Apple-pie Bed

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