My guess is that "coffeespoons" (or even "tea spoons") works like a clock, as a measure of time, each stirred cup of coffee another ticktock.

> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:40:09 -0500
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> Why would "I have measured out my life in tablespoons" not quite have
> done the trick?
> Carrol

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