Spoom
Spoom Spoom (sp[=oo]m), v. i. [Probably fr. spume foam. See {Spume}.] (Naut.) To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles. [Written also {spoon}.] [1913 Webster]

When virtue spooms before a prosperous gale, My heaving wishes help to fill the sail. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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