spitting-devil love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See peeoy.

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Examples

  • A thought occurred to Ivan, who was a quick conceiver -- a plan which promised well -- and that was to make a "spitting-devil," and send it up into the cave.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • That puts out the "spitting-devil," and no doubt along with it, or soon after, the life of the animal it had so affrighted; for even the king of American beasts could not escape being drowned in that foaming, seething flood.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

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