Definition of Spurtle

1. v. t. To spurt or shoot in a scattering manner.



Definition of Spurtle

1. Noun. Either of two Scottish kitchen implements made of wood; a flat one for turning oatcakes, or a stick for stirring porridge ¹

2. Verb. To spurt, spatter or sputter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spurtle

1. a stick for stirring porridge [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spurtle

spurrier
spurriers
spurries
spurring
spurrings
spurrite
spurrites
spurry
spurs
spurs of the moment
spurted
spurter
spurters
spurting
spurtle (current term)
spurtled
spurtles
spurtling
spurts
spurway
spurways
spurwinged
sput
sputa
sputation
sputative
sputcheon
sputnik
sputniks

Literary usage of Spurtle

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"A "spurtle " Is a stick for stirring porridge, &c., while being boiled]. But now he's quat the spurtle-blade. ..."

2. Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Selected Poems by William Allan Neilson, Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster (1916)
"It 's but a porridge-spurtle,2 My minnie sent to me. ... Ay, a spurtle,' quo she. 12 ' Far hae I ridden, And farer hae I gane, But siller-handed ..."

3. English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, Helen Child Sargent (1904)
"... -spurtle, My minnie sent to me. ... Ay, a spurtle,' quo she. 12 ' Far hae I ridden, And farer hae I gane, But siller-handed ..."

4. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... spurtle, a rounded stick or bar of hard wood, used in preference to a spoon or ladle for stirring oatmeal porridge in the process of cooking. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... spurtle, a rounded stick or bar of hard wood, used in preference to a spoon or ladle for stirring oatmeal porridge in the process of cooking. ..."

6. The Ballads of Scotland by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1859)
"... spurtle My minnie sent to me. ... Ay, a spurtle," quo' she. " Weel—far hae I ridden, And meikle hae I seen, But siller-handled ..."

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