Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- put upon a spit; thrust through, as if with a spit; impaled.
- Spiked, or shot out to a point like a spit or bodkin, but without tines or branches: said of the antlers of a deer.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of spit. (Etymology 1)
- v. nonstandard Simple past tense and past participle of spit. (expectorate, etc, Etymology 2)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Put upon a spit; pierced as if by a spit.
- adj. Shot out long; -- said of antlers.
- obsolete p. p. of spit, v. i., to eject, to spit.
- See spit ("expectorate") (Etymology 2) (Wiktionary)
“The common name of "cow-spit," with the implied indignity to our "rural divinity," becomes singularly ludicrous when we observe not only the frequent generous display of the suds samples, thousands upon thousands in a single small meadow, but the further fact that each mass is so exactly landed upon the central stalk of grass or other plant -- "spitted" through its centre, as it were.”
“This caused jamming, digging out with a pocket knife, and a whole lot of cussing while my friends continued raining down ducks, as I spitted out my choice words at Winchester.”
“The groove in the main floor with the hearth was interesting and I believe it would have been for the juices from the spitted animals to drain off and through a sluice in the side walls.”
“I too took position, marveling that it was possible I had spitted him heart-high and yet missed any vital spot.”
“People had prayed, people loudness spitted on curse, people weeping at angry sounds, people silently watched the never saved war.”
“Evolve with the forest" by Tokyo's Narisawa -- a gravely playful fairytale evocation of 'woodsy,' featuring a nub of marinated venison spitted on a cedar twig with a chestnut shell as an accompanying minidrinking bowl.”
“His head has been spitted on a pike and displayed facing E Street as a warning to they who would mock our most precipitously extended federal debt.”
“Before noon on the day of Diana’s death, a thousand gossip columnists had spitted her memory on skewers of solid-gold cliché.”
“She turned away as he spitted them over the flames.”
“Sonsee-array screamed abuse at him, with obscene gestures, the Yawner gaped with laughter till his jaw cracked-and Mangas Color-ado's snake eyes went from me to the spitted peg and back again.”
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