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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LADLED

You should have heard him when he ladled out the talk to me.

From a deep crock she ladled a smaller scoop and filled the glass to the top.

After the oil was thus extracted, it was ladled into casks, which were stowed below.

"Mildest thing you ever drank," said John, and he ladled her out a cup.

If we would leave it to them, they said, they would see that justice was ladled out.

And Don Louis ladled them into his mouth with evident relish!

A pagoda covers it, beneath which water is ladled out to the thirsty.

One may imagine with what grim satisfaction Coke ladled this out.

All the water we could get to drink was ladled off the ground.

The latter is received in an excavation made in the earth, from which it is ladled out into iron moulds.

WORD ORIGIN

"large, long-handled spoon for drawing liquids," Old English hlædel "ladle," from hladan "to load" (see lade) + -le, suffix expressing "appliance, tool" (cf. shovel, handle, thimble). The verb is first recorded 1520s, from the noun. Related: Ladled; ladling.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.