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  • n  an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
  • n  a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
  • v  initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
    The well was spudded in April
  • v  produce buds, branches, or germinate

  • Even camp isn't likely to be about s'mores and spud anymore: there is math camp and weight camp and leadership camp, as though summer were about perfecting ourselves, when in .
  • Dolly Pickles (Kris McQuade)--a "spud-peeler with a fag on her tongue" who ruts an American soldier while her husband has four fingers ripped off in a winching accident--calls lady .
  • One Berlin newspaper last year splashed a photo of a spud on its front page alongside one of Lech, the Polish President, and inquired: "Which one is coming to visit?".
News & Articles

  • OMV lines up semisubmersible for well offshore New Zealand
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – OMV expects the semisubmersible Kan Tan IV to spud the Matuku offshore exploration well in mid-September, according to partner New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG).
    June 12, 2013 - Offshore Magazine
  • Spud Potato Vodka Imported from Poland Rolls Out Nationally in the US and Canada
    KEY LARGO, Fla., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Spud Potato Vodka imported from Poland is rolling out nationally in the US and Canada after a successful regional launch during the 4 th quarter ...
    June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Spud revival in the Roaring Fork Valley
    Woody Creek Distillery courtesy photo Workers use a four-row planter earlier this month to plant potatoes. Pat and Mary Scanlan planted a total of about 30 acres of spuds, which will be used to make vodka.
    June 8, 2013 - The Aspen Times

  • Nate Robinson in USA Today
    I doubt we'll play (Brandon) Pettigrew, and Wilson (Youman) needs the work, so we're not really two deep there and that will limit our two tight-end formations in the game. Beau (Johnson) and Spud (Kendall Hunter) have stayed healthy at running... Mike Gundy http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gundy&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFMyvZmGelAsdh6-0JOQxaH2tgWyw KStateFans.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://kansasstate.scout.com/a.z%3Fs%3D173%26p%3D2%26c%3D745033&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGlPMWBiHOHVbjpsR8qhLa3XGW0ng Apr 9, 2008 93629 124469 spud I didn't want to tell nobody," Robinson said. "My (New York) teammate Jamal (Crawford), we were on the plane and he was like, 'I have the perfect idea, you should jump over Spud Webb.' I was like, 'That's a good idea.' "

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