They fish by sweeping their spatula-shaped bills from side to side in shallow water. From Wordnik.com. [The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States] Reference
It takes until May for these to develop fully, but the whorl of caper-coloured, spatula-shaped leaves is an exciting sign of spring. From Wordnik.com. [Home | Mail Online] Reference
Its common name, copper spoons, is very descriptive, as the top side of the spatula-shaped leaves are felted with fine cinnamon-colored hairs. From Wordnik.com. [SFGate: Top News Stories] Reference
A hollow roll for keeping the upper and under threads separate, a spatula-shaped shuttle of engraved wood, and a roller on which the cloth is rolled as it is made. From Wordnik.com. [Unbeaten Tracks in Japan] Reference
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