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  • adj. prone to sputter


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  • The resin which coated these had been doctored somehow so that the torches glowed different colors: green, orangey-red, a kind of sputtery pink that made Roland think of fireworks.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Finally on Sunday just before dusk, the snow stopped and the sun shone a weary, sputtery light on the horizon and the people started to come out of their houses, thickly bundled, with their shovels and their snow blowers.


  • Meanwhile, the other East Coast football hype machine, the New York Jets, are sputtery at 2-3, arguing among themselves and facing the semi-pro Miami Dolphins Monday night.

    The Eagles Are Back...Sorta

  • But when the song blooms into a glossy, full-bodied studio track, the sputtery, beat-boxed rhythm is immediately ditched for a feeble drumbeat.

    Another sad chapter reveals itself in fabricated 'Michael'

  • Halfway to the bottom, Stella pushed off my shoulder and glided past the sputtery light, into the shadows.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • He kept looking up from his book, listening for the sputtery cough of Bob Ronda's engine, the metallic squeal of old brakes, thinking of his application wasting away in the mailbox, curiously annoyed that the mailman had not shown up on time.

    Baby Games

  • During the digging up and burying down of the shrub's roots, I was vaguely aware of the sound of Bill's sputtery, rusted lawnmower behind us.

    The Boundary Line

  • What Bill is masterful at is not pushing buttons, but pulling levers that make the other side push back, and hence, sometimes look sputtery and desperate.

    Obama Campaign Manager Hints Clinton Camp Has "Pattern" Of Questioning Obama's Patriotism

  • In our sputtery ancient refrigerator, you can also find recyclable containers of every possible size, filled with food experiments created by Indigo herself for The Tents ever-morphing menu.

    Portia's Exclusive and Confidential Rules on True Friendship

  • She was gray haired and frowned intensely and seemed to always have an over watery mouth, for she sprayed as she spoke with a sputtery manner.

    Back to School


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