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  • v. Present participle of spit.
  • n. expectoration

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of expectoration.
  • n. An appearance seen on the surface of silver which has been melted in considerable quantity and then allowed to cool slowly, protuberances like miniature volcanic cones being formed just as the surface of the metal begins to solidify, through the orifices of which oxygen gas escapes, sometimes with sufficient violence to throw out bits of the molten metal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)


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  • Asativum's right. I was just playing with you. ;-)

    But please, no relish spitting. Eew.

    April 8, 2008

  • *barfs*

    April 8, 2008

  • OK! Then spit your relish everywhere in Wordie!

    April 8, 2008

  • Not to worry, Pro: I think we both understood your meaning. Misunderstanding is just more amusing.

    April 8, 2008

  • I edited my first comment and maybe now it's easier to understand - hopefully!

    It doesn't change the true passion of New Yorkers for spitting.

    April 8, 2008

  • I've been to New York and no one spat relish at me. Am I missing something?

    April 8, 2008

  • Yes. I can feel it.

    April 8, 2008

  • Eew. They use relish??

    April 8, 2008

  • Why do so many people spit in New York? And why do they use such relish while loading their spit?

    April 7, 2008