from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as spontoon.
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The wolves who had been feasting on these carcases were very fat, and so gentle that one of them was killed with an esponton.
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.