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  • v. Present participle of spirt.


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  • "Not exactly; there is another, which I have specimens of, but whose faculties I have never seen put to the test, which is called the spirting snake.

    The Mission; or Scenes in Africa

  • That feeling of release and trobbing spirting was just my way of understanding the libreal left.

    Breaking: Larry Craig Speaks Out About Men's Room Arrest

  • 'Shall I call to one of those Barbarians, those Goths, those Vandals?' cried the same gentleman, who now was spirting lavender water all about him, with grimaces that proclaimed forcibly his opinion of the want of perfume in the room: 'Do pray let me harangue them a little for you upon their inordinate want of sensibility.'


  • The clanking of the engine – pumps, and the spirting and hissing of the water as it fell upon the blazing wood, added to the tremendous roar.

    Oliver Twist

  • Then the dessert comes, and there is a vast deal of scrambling after fruit, and sudden spirting forth of juice out of tight oranges into infant eyes, and much screeching and wailing in consequence.

    Sketches by Boz

  • What could be more tacky or poignant than a middle-aged sad sack quizzing a former teenage page if he had spanked his Oscar Meyer that weekend — "it must feel great spirting on the towel" (further evidence of how cyberprose degrades spelling ability) — and mooching kisses from another playmate before a vote on a war-appropriations bill?

    James Wolcott: Why Are British Sex Scandals So Much Better than Ours?

  • Mr and Mrs Lammle have walked for some time on the Shanklin sands, and one may see by their footprints that they have not walked arm in arm, and that they have not walked in a straight track, and that they have walked in a moody humour; for, the lady has prodded little spirting holes in the damp sand before her with her parasol, and the gentleman has trailed his stick after him.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • The horse had broken through the crust of moss and sedge and marishweed, and could do nothing but wallow and sink, with the black water spirting over him.

    Lorna Doone

  • Overhead, the loudspeaker crackled and coughed, then began spirting out the usual spiel again, this time in Spanish.

    The Cruise of a Deathtime

  • Abner inquired, spirting the gravel from his teeth.



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