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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
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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).

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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.
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SPIT

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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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Having someone spit near you is disgusting." He wants to use the trial to gauge the public's view and admitted he still holds reservations.