Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of splutter.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And while watching all the histrionics and spluttering is amusing in the same way that watching a dog chase his tail or a cat go after a laser beam, I'm still sticking with my prediction that she will be confirmed with at least 80 votes, even if Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has already made up his mind even before the confirmation hearings.

    Epic Flail

  • I still recall the spluttering round red face of a pirate named Richard who had designs on my money in college.

    Jessica's Well

  • Propeller didn't rotate on plane that crashed in Canley Vale, killing two passengers ONE of a light plane's engines was "spluttering" moments before it slammed into a Sydney street, killing the pilot and a nurse, a report says.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • One of a light plane's engines was "spluttering" moments before it slammed into a Sydney street, killing the pilot and a passenger, a report says.

    The Age News Headlines

  • A number of witnesses to the accident told the investigators the aircraft's right propeller was not rotating and a "spluttering" sound was coming from the engine.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Earlier this month theATSB released a preliminary report on the crash, which revealed a number of witnesses saw the aircraft's right propeller stop and heard a "spluttering" sound coming from the engine.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Prepare the seasoning by spluttering mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, split green chilies.

    Vangya.cha Rassa DaNya.cha Koot Lavun

  • The only thing better than the actual improvements is the spluttering red-faced reaction of the many local NIMBY and anti-cyclist types (see comments on any of the CBC articles linked above).

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • Florent Malouda's virtues are simply lost without trace, making Ramires, an object of scorn earlier in the season, the most dependable figure in a spluttering engine room.

    Chelsea ride their luck but Carlo Ancelotti is not fooled by win | Richard Williams

  • When I passed them each a plate of the fried meat, they ate greedily, making loud mouth-noises — champings of worn teeth and sucking intakes of the breath, accompanied by a continuous spluttering and mumbling.

    The White Man's Way

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  • My adjectival use: 'You need to cut the wick of the spluttering candle.'

    August 24, 2011