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- n. Someone who talks nonsense at length.
- n. Anything that spouts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, spouts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which spouts.
- n. One who speaks grandiloquently or oratorically; a mere declaimer; a speechifier.
- n. An experienced whaleman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spouting whale
- n. an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
- n. an oil well that is spouting
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The "spouter" was a spray through which Sarah Ann blew coolness on my head, and Johnny had heard of it with interest.
At the close of the services the good deacons would probably feel called upon to take the young man out behind the church and give him a little fatherly advice, the burthen of which would be to become an auctioneer or seek a situation as "spouter" for a snake side-show.
Sure enough, about two miles to the leeward of us was a fine barque, at once pronounced a 'spouter' (whaler), and an American.
That’s goes double when the spouter is a minor, and the spoutee an adult — triple when there are small children in the room.
We were determined to show the "spouter" how things could be done in a smart ship, with a good crew, though not more than half their number.
A "spouter" we knew her to be as soon as we saw her, by her cranes and boats, and by her stump top-gallant masts, and a certain slovenly look to the sails, rigging, spars and hull; and when we got on board, we found everything to correspond, - spouter fashion.
The "spouter," as the sailors call a whaleman, had sent out his main top-gallant mast and set the sail, and made signal for us to heave to.
Then, came two or three Americans, who had been the common run of European and South American voyages, and one who had been in a "spouter," and, of course, had all the whaling stories to himself.
The "spouter," as the sailors call a whaleman, had sent up his main top-gallant mast and set the sail, and made signal for us to heave to.
A "spouter" we knew her to be as soon as we saw her, by her cranes and boats, and by her stump top-gallant masts, and a certain slovenly look to the sails, rigging, spars and hull; and when we got on board, we found everything to correspond, -- spouter fashion.