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- n. Plural form of spat.
- n. A stiff legging worn over the instep and ankles of a shoe
- n. Similar device for horses
- n. Long hair on front of lower legs of heavier horses (over the hooves), especially draft horses, notably the Clydesdale breed.
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In any case, it'd be good to see a leader in spats again.
But the intellectual property specialists do little service to the promotion of the general understanding of their field by engaging in spats like those mentioned above.
And just think, a few miles to the south, the Anaheim Angels have been self-destructing all season, with players in spats with players, players in spats with the manager, coaches in spats with the general manager, and the tight-fisted and hoping-to-be-squeaky-clean Disney ownership looking to bail out.
Summit may help settle Latin American spats diplomatic tensions was not part of the summit's formal agenda, Portuguese Foreign
He's the one that used to, during SG meetings, moderate "spats"--which we both enjoyed--between yours truly and Chris Christie, currently U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey
Spat's feet under the table still wearing a pair of "spats" - that's why he was called
Given that the government was in complete control, these "spats" - if they ever occurred - should have been easily settled in the government's favor.
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He's close to venomous when he recalls their spats, particularly when he felt Mr. Jagger put his solo career ahead of the band.
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