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- v. Present participle of sputter.
- n. A noise that sputters.
- n. The ejection of atoms from the surface of a solid or liquid following bombardment with ions, atoms or molecules; used to prepare a thin layer of material on an object.
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- n. the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
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A bit of audio doctoring mangled Pogue ` s AT&T in sputtering mimicry of a bad connection.
OTOH, your ongoing dickwaving and purple-faced sputtering is something I enjoy.
People in sputtering cars roared by, honking, hooting at the cowboy family in the horse-drawn wagon, churning up dust in their faces.
When he finally comes up sputtering from the muddy waters of the Big Black River, there is an instant when Keith Lane looks like some ancient water god who has been catapulted into the 21st century.
In the coating process known as sputtering, which is used widely in research and industry, energetic ions from a plasma slam into a solid, knocking out atoms that then cover nearby surfaces.
s micro-tuned strings, the heaving, irregular start of massive engines in sputtering drum riffs, and the sonic echoes of a warehouse.
Doesn’t even name Corbett; even if it does, I don’t think sputtering is a criminal act.
Daimler's CEO called the sputtering U.S. economic recovery the largest potential risk to the auto industry's strong outlook this year even as the luxury car maker expects to generate more of its profit and sales from China and other emerging markets.
Daimler AG's chief executive called the sputtering U.S. economic recovery the largest potential risk to the auto industry's strong outlook this year even as the luxury car maker expects to generate more of its profit and sales from China and other emerging markets.
Well, I actually furrowed my brow and made several non-word sputtering noises before the "huh" crept out.