spit


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As soon as he had finished his horrible repast he lay down to sleep as before, and when we heard him begin to snore I, and nine of the boldest of my comrades, rose softly, and took each a spit, which we made red-hot in the fire, and then at a given signal we plunged it with one accord into the giant's eye, completely blinding him.
On one side lay a huge pile of bones--human bones, and on the other numberless spits for roasting
or, the holy blood, I will spit you all like ortolans
But, after all," said he, lowering the point of his spit, "where is this letter?
But I only cried the louder: "Let me tell you that I am going to SPIT into that coffee
because hast got a spit there dangling at thy side.
Verily, a strong wind is Zarathustra to all low places; and this counsel counselleth he to his enemies, and to whatever spitteth and speweth: "Take care not to spit AGAINST the wind
He snatched the boot out of my hand, and set it in a footmark on the sand, bearing south from us as we stood, and pointing straight towards the rocky ledge called the South Spit.
The South Spit was just awash with the flowing tide; the waters heaved over the hidden face of the Shivering Sand.
In the courts of law, the judge has his spittoon, the crier his, the witness his, and the prisoner his; while the jurymen and spectators are provided for, as so many men who in the course of nature must desire to spit incessantly.
There they found Nestor sitting with his sons, while his company round him were busy getting dinner ready, and putting pieces of meat on to the spits {26} while other pieces were cooking.
First of all they roasted (pieces of meat), and drew them carefully off the spits.