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Spouting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPOUTING, ppr. Throwing in a stream from a pipe or narrow opening; pouring out words violently or affectedly.
SPOUTING, n. The act of throwing out, as a liquid from a narrow opening; a violent or affected speech; a harangue.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: propelled violently in a usually narrow stream [syn: jetting, spouting, spurting, squirting]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spout Spout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spouting.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D. spuit a spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v., sprout, sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the mouth.] 1. To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk. Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw Till he was spouted up at Ninivee? --Chaucer. Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . . He spouts the tide. --Creech. 2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner. Pray, spout some French, son. --Beau. & Fl. 3. To pawn; to pledge; as, spout a watch. [Cant]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Theatrical declamation.



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