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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.
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- n. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
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A banal, unoffensive first lady and a TV talk show host are NOT more admired than the only woman thus far to get within spitting distance of the White House.
My favorite bookstores for buying books are any little used book store in any little touristy town, so when you're in, say, Sonoma, and you've tasted so much wine that you are getting a bit buzzy (because spitting is a sin because there are sober children in China), you can wander over to the used book store and breathe the musty smell and find treasures you've never heard of and can't wait to read.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D, MO) disavows any role in spitting smear.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D, MO) disavows any role in spitting smear. »
Hope to see any of you who are in spitting distance of Chappaqua, New York - or anybody you've told about it - there.
When folks begin spitting out statements like ... "wolves are a needed part of a balanced ecosystem" ... it simply tells me they don't really know squat about wolves.
On the domestic front, their idealistic Ward ‘n June Cleaver fantasy may have been conservative while we were still in spitting distance of the 50’s, but at this point it makes about as much sense as trying to turn society Martian.
Emanuel Cleaver (D, MO) disavows any role in spitting smear.
In fact, I lived within spitting distance of the remains of the wall.
Burkett's research that many of those who make the claims never came within spitting distance of Southeast Asia.