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Spit - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

SPIT, n. [G.]

1. An iron prong or bar pointed, on which meat is roasted.

2. Such depth of earth as is pierced by the spade at once. [D. spit, a spade.]

3. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as a spit of sand.

SPIT, v.t. [from the noun.]

1. To thrust a spit through; to put upon a spit; as, to spit a loin of veal.

2. To thrust through; to pierce.

SPIT, v.t. pret. and pp. spit. Spat is obsolete. [G. The sense is to throw or drive.]

1. To eject from the mouth; to thrust out, as saliva or other matter from the mouth.

2. To eject or throw out with violence.

SPIT, v.i. To throw out saliva from the mouth. It is a dirty trick to spit on the floor or carpet.

SPIT, n. What is ejected from the mouth; saliva.

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