(Spav"ined) a. Affected with spavin.
(Spaw) n. See Spa.
(Spawl) n. A splinter or fragment, as of wood or stone. See Spall.
(Spawl), n. [Cf. AS. spatl, fr. sp&aemacrtan to spit; probably akin to spiwan, E. spew. Cf.
Spew.] Scattered or ejected spittle.
(Spawl), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Spawled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawling.] [Cf. AS. spatlian.] To
scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit, as saliva.
Why must he sputter, spawl, and slaver itSwift.
In vain, against the people's favorite.
(Spawl"ing), n. That which is spawled, or spit out.
(Spawn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawning.] [OE. spanen, OF. espandre,
properly, to shed, spread, L. expandere to spread out. See Expand.]
1. To produce or deposit as fishes or frogs do.
2. To bring forth; to generate; used in contempt.
One edition [of books] spawneth another.Fuller.
(Spawn), v. i.
1. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.
2. To issue, as offspring; used contemptuously.
(Spawn), n. [&radic170. See Spawn, v. t.]
1. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.
2. Any product or offspring; used contemptuously.
3. (Hort.) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
4. (Bot.) The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.
Spawn eater (Zoöl.), a small American cyprinoid fish (Notropis Hudsonius) allied to the dace.
1. (Zoöl.) A mature female fish.
The barbel, for the preservation or their seed, both the spawner and the milter, cover their spawn with
2. Whatever produces spawn of any kind.