spittle

Part of speech: noun

The fluid secreted by the glands of the mouth; saliva; spit.

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Usage examples "spittle":

  1. He never laughed, but when he was angry he grinned, and spittle ran down his chin. - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
  2. In the meantime, the old hag: A wine- soaked crone with twitching lips brought out a twisted hank of different colored yarns and put it about my neck; she then kneaded dust and spittle and, dipping her middle finger into the mixture, she crossed my forehead with it, in spite of my protests. - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.
  3. You who have only seen the British soldier at his worst, that is, when he is buttoned into a tunic little removed in design from a strait- waistcoat, or when the freedom of the man has been subordinated to the lick- and- spittle polish of the dummy,- you who glory in tin- casing for your Horse Guards, and would hoot the Guardsman bold enough to affect a woollen muffler,- would have opened your eyes with amazement if you could have sat on the slopes of the Houwater drift with the staff of the New Cavalry Brigade and watched the arrival of the co- operating columns to their common camping- ground. - "On the Heels of De Wet", The Intelligence Officer.