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spouting (not comparable)
spouting (plural spoutings)
- The process or result of something being spouted; that which is spouted.
- Spoutings of lava shot from the crest of the volcano.
- The spoutings of a large whale can be seen from a great distance.
- 1804, The Boiling Water-Spouts of Iceland, R. S. Kirby (editor), Kirby′s Wonderful and Scientific Museum, Volume 2, page 85,
- After these spoutings, the great Geyser remained quiet the whole night ; the water in the meanwhile rose gradually, and the bason was filled about four in the morning.
- 2002 February, Bob Sillery, How it Works: Old Faithful, Popular Science, page 83,
- The average interval between its spoutings is 78 minutes.
- 2005, Joseph Frank, 5: Spatial Form in Modern Literature, Michael J. Hoffman, Patrick D. Murphy (editors), Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, page 70,
- Saint-Loup, for another thing, is by way of being a family black sheep: seemingly uninterested in social success, a devoted student of Nietzsche and Proudhon, we are told that his head was full of “socialistic spoutings,” and that he was “imbued with the most prgound contempt for his caste.”
- (Australia, New Zealand) A gutter under the eaves of a building; guttering.
- The spouting was filled with leaves and needed cleaning.
- 1984, R. J. Willson, Building Your Own House: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to the New Zealand Timber Framed House, page 212,
- These items will include:
- galvanised-steel spoutings and downpipes — if used […] .
- 2002, Brenda Niall, The Boyds, 2007, Melbourne University Press, page 207,
- The old house, neglected for so many years, needed painting and repairs: the roof leaked and the spoutings had rusted.
- 2003, Russell Stewart, The Dolphin, Trafford Publishing, Canada, page 9,
- Water trickles away from gutterings and down spoutings into the big water tank at the back of the house.