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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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Violators in Sabangan are fined between P250 and P750 or jailed for from two to seven days depending on how many times they've been caught spitting in public.
We have the ciggie butt police out in force with fines for littering, so I think it's time, like London, we had them too for people spitting on the ground, as I know what I'd rather tread in.
Told of the spitting allegation, Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen replied: "If that's right why he got the red card then it's a problem.
Littering and spitting could be viewed as an addiction and strict action is needed.
"As you likely know, mental illness in itself is not a crime, but physical assault of any kind, including spitting on someone, is -- and it will not be tolerated.
A whopping 87 per cent of KT readers, who voted in our online poll (by 5pm), said they supported the Dh1,000 fine for spitting paan.
The Maharashtra Health Safety and Spitting Prohibition Act, 2015 envisages social punishment for offenders.
The punishment for spitting is a six-game ban but Cisse would miss an additional match having been sent off earlier this season.
The fish blasted several of his hypotheses about how they manage their sophisticated spitting. But high-speed videos of the target shooters finally linked water speed control to split-second changes in the fish's mouth openings, Schuster and Bayreuth colleague Peggy Gerullis report in the Sept.
Cardiff council wants to treat spitting as a littering offence, in the same way as dog fouling or dropping cigarette butts and chewing gum.
"With the occurrence of global pandemics like SARS, bird flu and other contagious and airborne diseases, there is an urgent need to change hazardous society habits like spitting," Magsaysay said in a statement released Sunday.
A campaign to ban spitting in public is gaining support in Burma.