Definition of Spanghew

1. Verb. (transitive Scotland Northern England rare said especially of frogs and toads) To strike and cause to fly in the air. ¹



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Definition of Spanghew

1. to fling into the air [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanghew

spandite
spandites
spandrel
spandrels
spandril
spandrils
spane
spaned
spaneria
spanerias
spanes
spang
spange
spanged
spanger
spanghew (current term)
spanghewed
spanghewing
spanghews
spanging
spangite
spangle
spangled
spangled kookaburra
spangled kookaburras
spangler
spanglers
spangles
spanglet
spanglets

Literary usage of Spanghew

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"To spanghew toads, etc., is to set them on a flat stick, balanced across a fulcrum, and to strike the end so as to jerk the victim high into the air. ..."

2. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"To spanghew toads, etc., is to set them on a flat stick, balanced across a fulcrum, and to strike the end so as to jerk the (_ S victim high into the air. ..."

3. Glossary of Supposed Americanisms by Alfred Langdon Elwyn (1859)
"spanghew, to throw with violence. (Brockett.) We introduce this word merely to bring forward another. I know of no such word, but we hare one, spank, ..."

4. The Analysis of the Hunting Field...: Being a Series of Sketches of the by Robert Smith Surtees (1904)
"... and with what awful violence it would tell on the unsuspecting confidence of a half acquired seat. Lambkin could spanghew a rider as clean as ever ..."

5. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"spanghew, va To project, or cause to move with force or velocity. Lads Gl. and O. Gl. give the form ..."

6. A Glossary of North Country Words, with Their Etymology, & Affinity to Other by John Trotter Brockett, William Edward Brockett (1846)
"spanghew, to throw with violence. The word is sometimes used to express a barbarous operation on the toad, a reptile to which rustics have a great antipathy ..."

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