Spatially to Special
(Spa"tial*ly) adv. As regards space.
(Spa"ti*ate) v. t. [L. spatiatus, p. p. of spatiari, fr. spatiatum. See Space.] To rove; to
ramble. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Spat"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spattering.] [From the root of spit
1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul
spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud.
Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people.Burke.
2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood. Pope.
3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.
(Spat"ter), v. i. To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter.
That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which, . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters
at it, and abhors the relish ever after.Milton.
(Spat"ter*dashed`) a. Wearing spatterdashes. [Colloq.] Thackeray.
(Spat"ter*dash`es) n. pl. [Spatter + dash.] Coverings for the legs, to protect them from
water and mud; long gaiters.
(Spat`ter-dock`) n. (Bot.) The common yellow water lily
(Spat"tle) n. Spawl; spittle. [Obs.] Bale.
1. A spatula.
2. (Pottery) A tool or implement for mottling a molded article with coloring matter Knoght.
(Spat"tling-pop"py) n. [Prov. E. spattle to spit + E. poppy.] (Bot.) A kind of catchfly
(Silene inflata) which is sometimes frothy from the action of captured insects.
(Spat"u*la) n. [L. spatula, spathula, dim. of spatha a spatula: F. spatule. See Spade for
digging.] An implement shaped like a knife, flat, thin, and somewhat flexible, used for spreading paints,
fine plasters, drugs in compounding prescriptions, etc. Cf. Palette knife, under Palette.
(Spat"u*late) a. [NL. spatulatus.] (Nat. Hist.) Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being
roundish, with a long, narrow, linear base. [Also written spathulate.]
(Spauld) n. [See Spall the shoulder.] The shoulder. [Scot.]
(Spav"in) n. [OE. spaveyne, OF. esparvain, F. éparvin; akin to OF. espervier a sparrow hawk,
F. épervier, fr. OHG. sparwari fr. OHG. sparo sparrow, because this disease makes the horse raise
the infirm leg in the manner of a sparrow hawk or sparrow. See Sparrow.] (Far.) A disease of horses
characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also,
the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly