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Definition of Spitten
1. spit [v] - See also: spit
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spitten
Literary usage of Spitten
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Regency and Reign of King George the Fourthby William Cobbett by William Cobbett (1834)
"hooted, and were actually spitten upon, by such masses of people as are seen no where but in London. Men were appointed to carry long poles with green bags ..."
2. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"... wrung out of cold water and applied over the Stomach, and bits of ice be swallowed, and others heldin the mouth and the dissolving water from it spitten ..."
3. A Dictionary of the Old English Language: Compiled from Writings of the XII by Francis Henry Stratmann (1878)
"17; spitten and ... 890; spitten с. м. ... 189; сотр. bi- spitten. ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"spitten picter, c. a strong likeness. ' Yon barn 's his varra spitten picter.' [1 suspect spitten means pricked. One way of getting an exact copy of a ..."
5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"I'd have thought she'd inwardly cursed or spat — Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, 1940 Nonstandard variants are spitted and spitten: . . . like someone had ..."
6. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"spitten picter, c. a strong likeness. ' Yon barn 's his varra spitten picter.' [I suspect spitten means pricked. One way of getting an exact copy of a ..."