from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A covering for the legs, used to protect the stockings, trousers, etc., from mud and wear.
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Then suddenly the deep - colored walls sparkle with wavelets, leaves and spatterdash strokes, and everyone feels at home.
He was a faithful, affectionate, simple soul as ever trudged after the heels of a philosopher; and notwithstanding his talents of drum-beating and spatterdash making, which, though very good in themselves, happened to be of no great service to me, yet was I hourly recompensed by the festivity of his temper -- it supplied all defects.
Nothing at all, your honour, unless now and then we happen to fling a cartridge into the kitchen fire, or put a spatterdash or so into the soup; and sometimes Ned drums up and down stairs a little of a night.