[German kahrl] /German kɑrl/ (Show IPA), (“Felix Tandem”) 1845–1924, Swiss poet, novelist, and essayist: Nobel prize 1919.
noun 1. a person or thing that spits. 2. Baseball. spitball (def 2). noun 1. brocket (def 2). spitless
verb (used without object), spit or spat, spitting. 1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate. 2. to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth. 3. to sputter: grease spitting on the fire. 4. to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow. verb (used with […]
noun 1. any cobra or cobralike snake, especially the ringhals, that sprays venom at the eyes of approaching animals.
- Spitting distance
noun 1. a short space or distance spitting distance A very short distance, as in We were in spitting distance of winning the pennant but then we lost three games in a row. Alluding to the relatively short distance over which one’s spit will carry, this idiom was first recorded in 1895 as within spitting […]