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spit

1
1. another name for spittle
2. a light or brief fall of rain, snow, etc.

spit

2
an elongated often hooked strip of sand or shingle projecting from the shore, deposited by longshore drift, and usually above water

Spit

 

a low and narrow alluvial strip of land in the coastal zone of a sea or lake. Attached at one end to the shore, a spit is composed of sand, pebbles, gravel, and shells. It is formed through alongshore displacement of debris as a result of bending of the shore cusp by a flow of debris. Sometimes a spit is formed from the intake of debris along the shore from two opposite directions. Such a spit sharply protrudes into the open sea and is called a tongue (for example, Dolgaia Kosa on the coast of the Sea of Azov).

spit

[spit]
(engineering)
To light a fuse.
(geography)
A small point of land commonly consisting of sand or gravel and which terminates in open water.

SPIT

Language for IBM 650. (See IT).

SPIT

(SPam over IP Telephony) Unsolicited advertising appearing in a VoIP voice mailbox. Let us pray we never have to listen to instances of SPIT like we have to wade through spam in our email, or SPIT may be the most appropriately named acronym yet! See spitter, SPIM, VoIP and spam.
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"You assaulted a 16-year-old boy and then spat blood at a police officer doing his job."
He told Witham magistrates in Essex: "He leaned towards me and spat blood directly on my face.
Hill got a bloodied nose when a protester assaulted him, said the prosecution - but when the PC asked Hill about the attack he spat blood and smeared it on his fluorescent jacket.
In one assault a guard was taken to hospital after a prisoner spat blood in his face and in another incident yesterday two guards needed treatment after a vicious courtroom attack.
A MAN who spat blood in a student's face as he tried to steal his mobile phone was jailed for three years yesterday.
A GARDA told yesterday of his fear of giving his newborn baby the hepatitis C virus after a man spat blood into his mouth.
A VICIOUS junkie who spat blood at a nurse in an accident and emergency ward was jailed for 20 months yesterday.