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 for Dessert-spoonful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dessert \Des*sert"\, n. [F., fr. desservir to remove from table,
     to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve,
     to serve at table. See Serve.]
     A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a
     feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the
     last course at dinner.
     [1913 Webster]
           "An 't please your honor," quoth the peasant,
           "This same dessert is not so pleasant."  --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
     Dessert spoon, a spoon used in eating dessert; a spoon
        intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.
     Dessert-spoonful, n., pl. Dessert-spoonfuls, as much as a
        dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and
        a half fluid drams.
        [1913 Webster]

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