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wooden spoonist

slang The person or team that finishes last in a competition. So-named because the imaginary prize for a last-place finish is a wooden spoon. Primarily heard in UK. Of course Roy was the wooden-spoonist in today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
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But with the odds already heavily stacked against him, he finished second last over 100m and wooden-spoonist at 200m.
A PLAY-OFF between Dukes North East Premier League Division One wooden-spoonists South Hetton and Readers Durham Cricket League runners-up Mainsforth will take place tomorrow at South Hetton.
Regardless of the outcome of their final game at Easington Colliery this afternoon, Annfield Plain are the wooden-spoonists.
The playing department and its support go far beyond next year's salary cap of PS1million, which we are spending right up to in order to get a large Super League standard squad," said Green, ahead of the trip to wooden-spoonists London.
Minydon put last season's wooden-spoonists to the sword with a 165-95 surge, Craig Richardson 21-4 the pick of four single-figure winners.
The Wrexham team, last season's wooden-spoonists, conceded 72 points to Leeds and Noble's former club Wigan in their opening games but gained an impressive 36-16 win over a Salford side who were booed off at The Willows last night.
30pm THE TIGERS, already assured of their first play-off spot for seven years, welcome back Richard Owen to face the wooden-spoonists.
Gloucester City's 4-1 defeat of wooden-spoonists Northwood on Saturday saw Town, who have won just once in nine starts this season, slip into the bottom two of the Premier Division.
Triple Crown winners Ireland face South Africa, the United States and Argentina in November, with Six Nations wooden-spoonists Scotland meeting Japan, Australia and South Africa.
BRADFORD coach Brian Noble watched his table- toppers pile on the agony for Huddersfield on Sunday but tipped the perennial wooden-spoonists to break their duck soon, writes Mark Langdon.
Either Coxhoe Athletic or Gateshead Leam Rangers, who meet today, will end wooden-spoonists.
Newcastle team manager George English said: "The Leicester promoters did not like being wooden-spoonists in what was their first year of PL racing and have reacted positively by building a side to challenge for honours this season.
Runners-up Gresford produced a 7-3 win at last year's wooden-spoonists Llanfairpwll in a 128-152 split.
And Racing, who had slumped 4-2 at home to joint-bottom Ludlow Town, overcame wooden-spoonists Bridgnorth 2-0 at Hampton Road.
SIX NATIONS wooden-spoonists Scotland face a baptism of fire in next year's tournament when they open their campaign against Grand Slam champions France in Paris.