spittle

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Noun[edit]

spittle (countable and uncountable, plural spittles)

  1. Spit, usually frothy and of a milky coloration.
  2. Something frothy and white that resembles spit.
  3. Spit-up or drool of an infant.
  4. A small sort of spade.
  5. Obsolete form of spital.
    • (Can we date this quote?), George Herbert, The Thanksgiving:
      I'll build a spittle, or mend common ways []

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Verb[edit]

spittle (third-person singular simple present spittles, present participle spittling, simple past and past participle spittled)

  1. To dig or stir with a small spade.

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