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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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Westhoff said this keeps the target of the spit relatively constant in size and roughly equal to the dimensions of a human head.
Shareholders representing some 51% of the votes and capital of Spits have undertaken to accept the offer.
Spits, headquartered in Oslo in Norway, comprises 11 companies within market analysis and marketing and reported a turnover of SEK249m in 2006.
Slumping in a high chair during feeding or laying down for a nap immediately after feeding increases the chances your baby will spit up.
It is made worse by the fact that a moment of triumph is often accompanied by the most revolting spit into a close-up camera, which is then replayed seven or eight times throughout the day.
At the very least, I figured, I can spit a couple times.
"I'm going home." Then, almost as an afterthought, I tried to spit, but the saliva caught the end of my white mustache and hung there like a Christmas ornament on a frosted tree.
A police spokesman said: "If you spit you'll end up in court - that's the message.
Spit forks, poked into each end of the meat, are tightened onto the spit to keep the meat from slipping as it rotates.
If rotisserie is a separate unit, position spit supports and motor.