spitting

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spitting

  1. present participle of spit

Noun[edit]

spitting (plural spittings)

  1. (chiefly archaic, medicine) expectoration
    • 1837, James Johnson, The Medico-chirurgical review: Volume 31 (page 44)
      Four brothers of the name of Smith, died with black spitting; all of them were stone-workers.
  2. (uncountable) An appearance on the surface of melted silver or platinum allowed to cool slowly, jets of oxygen forming small cones and sometimes throwing up drops of molten metal.
    Synonym: sprouting

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