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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Spout \Spout\ (spout), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spouted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Spouting.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D.
spuit a spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v.,
sprout, sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the
1. To throw out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through
an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant
spouts water from his trunk.
Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw
Till he was spouted up at Ninivee? --Chaucer.
Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . .
He spouts the tide. --Creech.
2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or
Pray, spout some French, son. --Beau. & Fl.
3. To pawn; to pledge; as, to spout a watch. [Cant]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: propelled violently in a usually narrow stream [syn:
jetting, spouting, spurting, squirting]
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