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spa tuh ring

  • n  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
  • n  the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  • v  dash a liquid upon or against
  • v  rain gently
  • v  spot, splash, or soil

  • There had been another battle down in Little Egypt, and of all the places for a good machine-gun-spattering, bomb-throwing fight there was none better, than the late "Shady Rest.
  • Fortnight ago Siemens Schuckert of Berlin announced a new switch to handle current up to 600,000 volts without spattering fire.
  • A spattering of left jabs stopped his rush, jerked back his head, made the flesh puff around his eyes.

  • Craig MacTavish in 940 News
    I thought it was a cage-match there for a while,said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish. "There were spattering of offensive chances, both teams checked the game really well."
  • Patti Smith in Cherokee Scout (subscription)
    Mark Linkous gave us so many dark and beautiful songs,rock poet Patti Smith wrote on her Web site. "They were dark like coal compressed into diamonds, and they sparkled in the deep night like spattering morning stars. ...... Who can know...

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